Upon doing further reading it has become clear that the NYT is out to lunch on this report. The push to back the military is from Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It also has to do with the US continuation of the 1.3 billion in aid and the push to make sure that Putin does not get more ME influence.
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The outgoing head of the IDF's computers and communications branch outlines the army's approach to cyber warfare and dealing with Hamas and Hezbollah in future confrontations.09:12 30.04.16 | 4 comments