Thursday, November 04, 2010

Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi has ordered that a letter outlining his thoughts on ethics be "read to every soldier" in the Israeli army. That's quite an interesting and dramatic move from the man tasked with defeating Hezbullah in the next war. I think depending on how the IDF handle themselves in the next war, we might be seeing more of Ashkenazi, perhaps on a political sphere. Israel has a long tradition of soldier-politicians, but in recent years this has fizzled out and the last of that line has been in a coma for a number of years. Watch this space.

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