With Budget Cuts, the IDF Is Taking a Calculated Risk With Israel's Security

The IDF has to slash NIS 1.5 billion from the defense budget by the end of this year and another NIS 3 billion in 2014; Defense Minister Ya'alon calls plan 'revolutionary.'

Not long after the start of the social-protest movement, in the summer of 2011, the General Staff grasped that the change in the public atmosphere and in...