Shomron to lead General Staff probe

Halutz asked former chief of staff to investigate performance in Lebanon war.

October 17, 2006 21:26
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Former IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Dan Shomron was appointed Tuesday to head an internal military inquiry that will probe the performance and functioning of the General Staff during the recent war in Lebanon.

  • The second Lebanon war: special report Shomron, who was expected to begin work in the coming days, was asked by Chief of General Staff Lt. -Gen. Dan Halutz to lead the inquiry several weeks ago. The final decision was delayed due to Shomron's absence from Israel until now. The army had established 50 other teams that were simultaneously investigating the different roles played by the IDF at all levels during the war.
  • State to High Court: Do not interfere in choice of war probe (Oct. 11) Inquiries were being made in all divisions, brigades, battalions, and companies that took part in the war. Shomron, 69, commanded the Entebbe rescue operation in 1976 and served as Israel's 13th chief of general staff from 1987 to 1991, a period during which the first intifada and the first Gulf War broke out. He is responsible for transforming the structure of IDF ground units into their present form. After finishing his army career, Shomron served as chairman of Israel Military Industries. Yaakov Katz contributed to this report.

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