The IDF is prepared to implement the lessons of last summer's Lebanon war, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Wednesday.
Speaking at a memorial ceremony at Kibbutz Dafna for the 73 soldiers who died ten years ago in a helicopter collision, Ashkenazi said that "our soldiers [had] shown power and determination, and achieved goals."
"However," Ashkenazi continued, the war sparked questions and criticism.
"The belief that our path is justified, that we can be a free people, is what has made the IDF special and united its soldiers since [the army's] inception," Ashkenazi said.
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