Assessing quiet on Lebanon front, 5 years after 2006 war

12.07.2011                      10.Tammus, 5771

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Assessing quiet on Lebanon front, 5 years after 2006 war

Analysis: For Israel, the 2006 war was a wakeup call and helped it realize that the war of the future is usually nothing like the war of the past.

On Monday, Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan took up his post as head of the Northern Command in a ceremony in Tel Aviv, replacing Maj.-Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, who after almost five years stepped down ahead of his appointment in a year as deputy to Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz.
Until a month ago, Golan was the head of the Home Front Command, experience that some senior officers said recently would prove to be beneficial to the head of the Northern Command….