Podcast: Surprising changes underway for Israel’s military
PARTICIPANTS: Jason Fields, Matthew Gault, Noga Tarnopolsky
Israel’s defense forces are widely regarded to be among the world’s elite. Their training methods are copied by other militaries, actions taken by their soldiers and pilots are legendary. The Raid on Entebbe, the Six Day War, the 1981 air strike that took out a nuclear reactor under construction in Iraq.
But those victories were long ago and Israel’s enemies have evolved. This week on War College, journalist Noga Tarnopolsky discusses why Israel is cutting back on officers, strengthening its borders and worrying less about Iran than you might expect.