06.02.2012 13.Schwat. 5772
Defense Minister Ehud Barak approves IDF chief's decision to name Eshel as next IAF commander, despite Netanyahu's preference for his military secretary, Yohanan Locker.
Major-General Amir Eshel, head of strategic planning for the armed forces, was named Sunday as the next chief of the Israel Air Force.
According to a statement by the Israel Defense Forces spokesman, Defense Minister Ehud Barak on Sunday accepted the decision by IDF chief Benny Gantz to appoint Eshel, 52, to the post. He will be replacing Maj. Gen. Ido Nehushtan….