What I don't understand is the need for Halutz to publicly announce this appointment, at this time. What's the purpose? And it's not news, is it? This appointment was made two months ago so why make a big international statement about it now. The only conclusion is that this is sabre rattling.
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from the article: Halutz names officer to prepare for possible war with Iran