Amid drastic cuts and changing region, flexibility remains key for IDF

20.07.2013                      13.Aw.5773                      Wa'etchanan; Schabbat Nachamu

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Amid drastic cuts and changing region, flexibility remains key for IDF

While Arab armies are no longer perceived as posing a conventional military threat to Israel’s sovereignty, the IDF needs to be ready for surprises.

On the face of it, the reductions in key components of the IDF, driven by defense budget cuts, look discouraging.
Air force squadrons – some with long and glorious traditions – are being axed. So are tank units and Artillery Corps units. The Israel Navy, already a small force, will be downsized….