Thursday, September 23, 2010

(NEWS) IDF Seeks To Make Infantry Units More Lethal

"Decision to conduct review of the structure of infantry battalions was made in the wake of Operation Cast Lead.

The IDF has completed a review of the structure of its infantry battalions and is adding new capabilities aimed at making them more lethal in urban and guerrilla warfare.

The decision to conduct the review was made by IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.- Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi following Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip in early 2009 and after several new weapons systems were inserted into battalions to assist troops in counter-terror operations, particularly in urban settings like Gaza and villages in southern Lebanon."

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