Defense Ministry dir.-gen.: Cuts will impede IDF

October 10, 2011 09:21

Defense Ministry Director-General Udi Shani warned Monday that budget cuts proposed in the Trajtenberg Committee report, approved by the cabinet on Sunday, would impede the IDF's preparedness.

"The IDF's abilities will be impeded. It will be hard to sustain training, call up reserves and there will be a serious blow to the equipment inventory," Shani told Army Radio.

The Trajtenberg report, which passed the cabinet in a 21-8 vote, proposed trimming some NIS 6 billion from the Defense Ministry over the next two years.

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