Analysis || The IDF echelon is learning how to pick its battles
Recent events in both the upper echelons of the Israel Defense Forces and among troops on the ground in the West Bank show that the army is learning how and when to engage with its adversaries. Chief of Staff Gantz deserves most of the kudos.
Much newspaper ink has been spilled over the last year regarding Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz's apparent weakness. It has been claimed that Defense Minister Ehud Barak dictates top military appointments to the army chief and, because Gantz is wary of tussling with the minister, he has been unable to leave his imprint on the IDF. Still, very little of this criticism was anchored in...
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