there are many reasons why we should not have a professional idf - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • flashman
    • 02.03.07 | 11:40 (IST)

    a career army.but there is no other way to make sure we are ready when the enemy attacks. when the idf followed the hizb attack before the war started by going gangbusters after the kidnapppers and were then caught in an ambush questions must be asked. older hands at the front may have been more professional in trying to interdict the invaders.new and perhaps naive soldiers should not have been doing the job. israel needs a career army with reservists called up in cases of national emergency.the professionals would at all times be the tip of the spear. reservists would only be called up cold to face the enemy when there is total war.

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    First published 00:00 02.03.07 | Last updated 00:00 02.03.07
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