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    • Natan
    • 17.01.07 | 11:28 (IST)

    "It doesn't`t matter who commands the IDF" Sure it does. The IDF Chief Chief Staff sets the tone and has the ultimate responsibility on performance. Israel needs a commander who will tackle Israel's security needs more aggressively and responsibly than Halutz did. As you know, Palestinian terrorism is the ultimate evil in our region. We in Israel are of course grateful to the IDF for going after those savages who target our children. We know that when evil is destroyed, our world becomes a much better place. We thank the outgoing Chief Chief Staff for his part in that. I'm sure you do as well. However, as you know, the battle continues. We must pursue our enemies much more aggressively than we have been doing up until now. Rules of engagement, and open fire rules are very strict. They need to be eased dramatically so that the IDF can better protect it's citizens and restore deterrence. We believe that the incoming Chief Chief Staff will do an even better job of keeping I

    from the article: ANALYSIS: IDF needs a new commander to rehabilitate itself
    First published 00:00 17.01.07 | Last updated 00:00 17.01.07
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