Wanted: A defense minister who can say no
The greatest challenge facing the next defense minister: to divert Netanyahu from the path that leads to an Israeli attack on Iranian nuclear installations.
There will be two top priorities on the agenda of the next defense minister. The first is convincing the prime minister that attacking Iran would be a mistake. The second is cutting the defense budget. Both goals will be hard to achieve. In the case of Iran, senior defense establishment officials will come to the minister’s aid in an effort to convince Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to abandon what former...
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