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  • Monday, August 21, 2006

    Preparing for the Next War...

    ... and not the last. That is the advice that Yoni is presenting to the Israeli Government with his latest post. Whether or not that advice will be taken up by the Olmert government remains to be seen. Personally, based on their displayed competence thus far, the chances are slim. Whether or not the conflit between Hizb'allah and Israel heats up again, which is something I expect to be near 100% certainty, the advice is solid. Training is something that is often cut first, before other parts of the defense budget, but is actually the most critical. While flashy gadgets may look good before committee and before cameras, training is what saves lives at the end of the day, and ensures victory. This appears to be something that the Israeli's have forgotten.

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