The Defense Ministry and IDF are one (insatiable) hand
U.S. security officials look at national security as a whole and do not shrink from challenging the military, while Israeli defense ministers represent the IDF.
When the highest official of the defense establishment spoke about the size of the defense budget last week, he said, “An army of this size is larger than required to meet the demands of our defense strategy. It is also larger than we can afford to modernize and keep ready.” His conclusion was that the budget must be cut back and the army downsized. These logical statements...
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