For Army Reform Plan, an Authoritative Voice of Dissent

A legendary senior officer warns that Chief of Staff Benny Gantz’s popular plan to reform the military could leave the country without a credible ground capability - and lead to disaster.

The reform that Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz is planning for the structure of the IDF and its deployment for war drew two types of reaction when its main points were announced last week. Many praised Gantz and his deputy, Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot - who are working in coordination with the defense minister, Moshe Ya’alon - for the boldness of their multiyear plan. These observers...