December 11, 2003 | Dr. Yuval Steinitz
Israel has no strategic depth and could face a situation in which its air superiority was jeopardized by guerrilla forces coming from neighboring countries just a short distance away, or even from the Palestinian Authority. Since a number of hostile countries now possess long-range missiles, Israel must take into consideration the fact that all of its air bases are within range of enemy weapons.
November 19, 2003 | Lt. Col. Amos Guiora
The IDF has decided to teach commanders about international law in order to enable them to more effectively carry out their missions. The IDF has developed a code of conduct that is a combination of international law, Israeli law, and the IDF's own traditional ethical code - ruach tzahal, "the spirit of the IDF." The IDF has developed simulated educational computer programming.
February 9, 2003 | Dan Meridor
Throughout its history, Israel has built a conventional army that has been quite successful and has served as a deterrent to those who sought to attack it. The neighboring Arab governments and armies know from their experience in the wars of 1948, 1956, 1967, 1973, and 1982 that it is very difficult to win a war against Israel on the battlefield.
April 15, 2002 | Raphael Israeli
October 15, 2001 | Zeidan Atashi
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