Troubled Waters Israel Navy Commander Sees Prominent Role for Fleet in Future Land Battles

Maj. Gen. Ram Rothberg shares his plans for upgrading the fleet to secure Israel’s offshore economic interests and lessons learned from the Second Lebanon War.

Israel’s maritime force is gearing up for future challenges, including protecting the country’s offshore natural gas and oil facilities and keeping the shipping lanes open during any future conflict, says Maj. Gen. Ram Rothberg, the commander of the Israel Navy. Another key challenge, in addition to the overriding priority of...