Lt. Gen. ‏(ret.‏) Amnon Lipkin-Shahak, the 15th chief of staff of the IDF, who died Wednesday at the age of 68 after a long battle with cancer, was the last of the army’s princes. Shahak was a charismatic commanding officer, uncommonly brilliant, whose low-key, judicious leadership won him many admirers in the IDF. When he crossed the line from political to military life, he found it hard to fulfill his earlier...