Authority, subordination and responsibility
The framework defining the relations between the commander of the army and the government, prime minister and defense minister, is unclear and subject to interpretation.
In 1976, a law regulating the military's standing (Basic Law on the Army ) was passed, in order to clarify the division of authority between the defense minister and the government on the one hand, and the IDF chief of staff on the other. The need for such a law stemmed from the findings of the Agranat Commission following the failures of the Yom Kippur War. The commission absolved the civilian authorities from...
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