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More on Mofaz’s mediocrity

July 12th, 2008by Gershom Gorenberg · 1 Comment · Politics and levitra order online Policy

Gershom Gorenberg

Buried in a Ha’aretz story on training exercises aimed at rebuilding the Israeli army’s ability to viagra england fight a war is generic levitra discount cheap the mention of the newspaper’s own report [emphasis added]

from October 2002 about the expected reduction in training exercises by the regular units for 2003, stating: “The burden of the territories displaces training; only two weeks per year.” This was the generic viagra pills cheap plan, but in reality, the troops sometimes trained even less than that. The article also reported that the army was compelled to divert all of its resources to combating Palestinian terror, and it quotes brigade and battalion commanders who admit that, two years into the intifada, their charges have no notion of regular training and exercise.

That article was based in part on a conversation with the head of the IDF’s training department at the time, Colonel Moti Kidor. Kidor told about how, when he tried to warn then chief of staff Shaul Mofaz about the decline in the regular units’ battle fitness, Mofaz nearly threw him out of generic cialis order softtabs online his office.Four years later, during the [Second Lebanon] war, Kidor commanded the discount periactin 401st regular Armored Brigade, which became known for the bloody battle of Wadi Saluki. Kidor’s fighters conducted themselves heroically and earned numerous citations, but the gaps in their professional training were made painfully clear.

In other words, as military chief of staff, Mofaz failed to see that police work in occupied territory was destroying the military’s capability of fighting as an army. Today Mofaz is campaigning to lead Kadima on the strength of his military c.v. and his strategic thinking.

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  • 1 Orin T. // Jul 13, 2008 at 1:08 am

    Long term occupation always corrupts and cripples military organizations. To call what they do to control the population police work is to buy generic cialis cheapest misuse the term and try to hide that what is going on are collective reprisals for acts of defiance. Long term occupations of this sort are great for forging group solidarity and levitra sale a deep sence of greavance amoung the discounted strattera occupied. Some lessons it seems are never learned.

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