Based on this article, we should save a lot of money by eliminating the defense minister and his staff. Those chiefs of staff who spouted their philosophy to the press seemed to have failed in doing their job with the army. Those who did their job with the army seemed to have stayed behind the scenes leaving it to the Minister of Defense to spout his philosophy to the press. If as the author says Hamas didn't stand and fight, perhaps they were demonstrating their respect for the army. At the time of Operation Cast Lead, didn't the press write that Hamas was operating in a way that demonstrated they learned from Hezbollah's success in the last Lebanon operation?
Chief PA negotiator Erekat: Talks to minimize IDF control in W. Bank's Area A ended (Haaretz)
from the article: Is Ashkenazi really so great?