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Threats and regional turmoil resulting from the "Arab spring" currently
outweigh potential opportunities, IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen.
Benny Gantz said on Monday, during a meeting of an operational military
Addressing all of the IDF's operational commanders from the rank of battalion commander upwards, Gantz said that big risks could not be taken during this period of instability.
Gantz ordered the commanders to ask themselves every morning, "Tomorrow
war breaks out - what does this mean for each one?" and to prepare their
"It's clear to me that this forum will be tested this coming year. [It
will be a] personal test, a test of continuous security, operational
tests, and the need to change in accordance to strategic changes," Gantz