Second-guessing Israel's Army Budget

How much security are we getting for our money? The vagueness of the strategic threats that serve as the basis for the IDF's budgetary demands makes it ever more hard to tell - for the layman.

We understand numbers. We raise a ruckus when the army receives an additional NIS 2.75 billion. Those in the know, and those less in the know, have a hundred suggestions of where to cut. Like a group of dietitians, they take out their calipers to pinch the sides of the military pot belly, calculate the percentage of fat and recommend a slow or drastic diet that will result in the creation...