That high ranking officers receive a very respectable salary is and should not be the issue. At issue is whether service rank is manipulated to gain inflated pensions. The issue is theft. We ask our conscripts to risk life and limb for little compensation. It is the duty of the military to not exploit the pension system at the expense of the nation.
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from the article: Revealed: The secret war over IDF officers' exorbitant salaries