IDF denies reports that Halutz plans to resign

The IDF spokesperson's office released a statement on Wednesday denying reports that Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz planned to resign. The reports quoting alleged close associates of Halutz, the IDF spokesperson's office said, were speculative and did not represent the chief of staff's official position. Halutz, as well as other IDF generals, the spokesperson's office said in the statement, were busy completing investigations into the IDF's performance in the recent war in Lebanon.