Earlier this week, the former Israeli army chief of staff and air force, Lieutenant General Dan Halutz
had acknowledged that there is no guarantee for the success of Israel's ground military invasion of Gaza.
Speaking to army radio, former military chief of staff Dan Halutz
said it was time to "renew the targeted killings of Hamas's senior leadership."
Moreover, one encounters some confusion as to whether the problem is the concept of EBO or its proponents (an issue that this article addresses later on)--in this case, Gen Dan Halutz
, the IDF chief of staff, who appears to be the enfant terrible--and as to where the concept of EBO borders the more general features of various other concepts and improved technology.
, IAF (Ret.), interview, IAF Headquarters, Tel Aviv, 26 March 2008.
Regev is not only a pretty woman, but also a former chief spokesperson of the Israeli Army (appointed by former Chief of Staff Dan Halutz
, of the disastrous Lebanon War 2 fame, remembered for his remark that, when dropping a bomb on a residential quarter, he feels nothing but a "slight bump on the wing").
Last summer Israel's recently retired spy chief Meir Dagan called a military strike against Iran's nuclear program "stupid." Dan Halutz
, who led the military from 2005 to 2007, also criticized Netanyahu last month for invoking Holocaust imagery in describing the threat posed by a nuclear-armed Iran.
Galant joins former IDF chiefs of staff Shaul Mofaz, Moshe Yaalon, Dan Halutz
, and Gabi Ashkenazi in calling for major operations to root out Gaza's terror infrastructure.
According to AL HAYAT, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak had refused to extend the term of Ashkenazi due to tense relations between the two, although Ashkenazi enjoys wide popularity in Israel with some Israelis considering him a military leader who was able to rehabilitate the army after the failure of the Israeli war on Hizbullah in 2006 and the resignation of former army chief, Dan Halutz
In response, Israel launched Operation Change of Direction in which Israel's then-army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Dan Halutz
, threatened to "turn back the clock in Lebanon by 20 years."
A few years ago, the commander of Israel's air force, General Dan Halutz
, was asked how far he was prepared to go to destroy or cripple Iran's nuclear program.
TEL AVIV, June 26, 2010 (WAFA)- Former Israeli army Chief of Staff Dan Halutz
gave a speech Saturday in which he expressed disappointment with 'where the state is headed'.