Thursday, October 27, 2016

Medium-Intensity Threats: The Case for Beefed-Up IDF Ground Forces - Dr. Eado Hecht and Dr. Eitan Shamir




by Dr. Eado Hecht and Dr. Eitan Shamir

The rise in capabilities of non-state actors represents a new intermediate-level threat to Israel; creating several plausible threat scenarios that require large, highly-capable ground formations

Some pundits contend that in the absence of a direct threat from state armies, and in a situation where terror, guerrilla and rocket threats predominate, Israel no longer needs heavy maneuvering formations. This 50-page study by Dr. Eado Hecht and Dr. Eitan Shamir of the BESA Center argues the contrary. The rise in capabilities of non-state actors represents a new intermediate-level threat to Israel; creating several plausible threat scenarios that require large, highly-capable ground formations. The IDF’s recent force-buildup plan, which gives priority to the air force and to precision-fire assets over ground units, is mistaken.

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Dr. Eado Hecht and Dr. Eitan Shamir

Source: http://besacenter.org/mideast-security-and-policy-studies/medium-intensity-threats-case-beefed-idf-ground-forces/

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