Two officers questioned after talking to press

Two senior Navy officers were questioned under warning recently for speaking with a journalist without permission from the IDF Spokesperson's Office. One officer, a colonel, stood trial and underwent a polygraph test after his phone records showed that he spoke with a journalist without permission regarding the investigation into the strike on the INS Hanit during the war in Lebanon. The second officer, a lieutenant colonel, was suspended from his post for 30 days. Military sources slammed the policies of IDF Spokesperson Brig.-Gen. Miri Regev as well as Judge Advocate General Brig.-Gen. Avichai Mandelblit for deciding to investigate the officers.