Israel Can Protect Itself With Much Less Armor

In order to force the reorganization of the army, one of two things is required: a retired military leader with civic awareness and an esteemed defense pedigree, or a citizen unafraid of disagreements with the military leadership.

Twenty-two of the U.S. army’s last tanks to be stationed in Europe, the Abrams model, were loaded onto a ship at the German port of Bremerhaven last week, on their way home. The era of American armored divisions in Europe is over. At the height of the Cold War, there were 20 such divisions. Now they have all disappeared. There is no need for them. The military legacy of the George Pattons and Creighton Abrams...