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November 10, 2015 3:33 pm

Dramatic Manpower Reductions Planned for a ‘Leaner, Meaner’ IDF

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IDF Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizinkot. Photo: Wikipedia.

IDF Chief of General Staff Gadi Eizinkot. Photo: Wikipedia.

Dramatic changes are about to occur in the IDF, making it leaner and meaner, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Tuesday.

According to the new multi-year plan, dubbed “Gideon,” serious cuts in non-combat manpower will be made. These include taking Army Radio out of IDF’s purview; reducing the number of professional soldiers on the payroll; and paring down personnel in the military’s rabbinate, education corps, censorship office and other divisions.

Army drivers and Home Front Command staff will also be scaled down, and tracking units will be significantly downsized and replaced by advanced technological systems. In addition, the retirement age for professional soldiers not headed for advancement will be lowered to 35.

Combat resources are going to be allocated differently to maximize cost efficiency.


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  • Florres

    Israel needs to trust the corduroy blazer elites less, no zero, and trust man-on-the-street common sense a little more.

    The arrogant leftists have kept Israel in a disgusting state, they did not create Israel they just take credit for it long enough to give it to anti-Semites, as they did in every other part of Jewish history.

    The leftist, elite, religious are like a one 2 punch to destroy Israel.

    Israel’s army needs to stop listening to anti-semite liars, and spies and grow its army. They are not even as good as they used to be, the leftists, they are destroying the whole free world one by one, with their Islamist lies.