IDF Pays More Than U.S. Army to Top Brass

The top guns in the U.S. Army may get one more star than their Israeli equivalents, but the IDF officers outstrip them in the salary stakes.

Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz excoriated critics of career officers in a series of well-timed interviews over the weekend. Gantz stressed the low salaries of young, noncommissioned officers who are on welfare and whose low salaries contribute to lowering the average wage in the IDF. He did not take advantage of the opportunity to demand fair salaries for...