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In a major speech last October, IDF Chief of the General Staff Lieutenant General Benny Gantz described the wide-ranging threats facing Israel in the near future. According to the Chief of Staff,the IDF could be forced to contend with anything from missile strikes on military sites to large-scale battles, and cyber attacks that would paralyze Israel’s infrastructure.
But after reviewing a range of doomsday scenarios, Lt. Gen. Gantz concluded his address with a message of hope and optimism. “We are strong enough to face every challenge, the expected and the unexpected,” he said. “It is our duty to invest whatever is necessary to provide the response, even by looking years into the future.”