IDF Asks: Who Is a Fighter?

The Israeli army has yet to resolve whether a UAV or Iron Dome operator should be classified as a front-line soldier.

Discussions have been underway in the Israel Defense Forces in recent months aimed at redefining the roles of those doing military service. With the technological developments on the battlefield, more and more roles have been added – from operators of unmanned aerial vehicles and Iron Dome operators to cyber warfare and more – that are somewhere between the classic combat roles and behind-the-linesroles in...