"They grew up in the IDF and the General Staff of recent generations, meaning in an organization that does not allow independent and original thinking or overstepping the bounds of convention." - Gideon Levy Why does the IDF of today perform so poorly at the top, whilst 40 or 50 years ago the leadership was facile and innovative? I think Mr. Levy has expressed the problem perfectly. The men running the IDF in 1967 were men who were raised in adversity, and less than 20 years separated from the War of Independence where only wit and vision could save the nation. Now you have a generation of leaders who have been raised in an environment of arrogance and conformity. An environment in which ability, innovation and fidelity are less important than conformity, complacency, and acceptance of corruption.
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