TEL AVIV — Despite ongoing political upheaval in the Middle East, Israel is launching the most drastic cut to its armed forces to date. The Israel Defense Force (IDF) has presented a plan to downsize its ground, air and naval forces, cutting units, platforms and personnel, and may face another round of reductions. “It’s a revolutionary plan,” said Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon. “In a few years we will see a different IDF.” The Israeli reaction to the 1973 surprise attack ...


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