Israeli Army Tackles Tunnels as Political Leaders Fight Among Themselves

Two years after Operation Protective Edge, a visit to an army base suggests the IDF has learned a valuable lesson — designing more complex training exercises and focusing on an underground threat.

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It’s hot, dark and stifling inside the tunnel at the Nahal army training base, southern Israel. The low level of oxygen makes it hard to function underground for long. Dust and smoke penetrate at regular...