IDF Prepares for Future Threats

[Ha'aretz] Amir Oren - The IDF senior command held a workshop this week on the army's five-year plan. The IDF will be preparing for the following scenarios in the next five years: thwarting the danger of a hostile country that does not border on Israel achieving nuclear capability (Iran, in particular), a war with Syria, another round of hostilities against Hizbullah, a confrontation with the Palestinians, and a deep freeze in relations with post-Mubarak Egypt. All these developments are liable to occur both separately and together, and there are various other possibilities as well: the end of the Hashemite dynasty in Jordan, an upheaval in Saudi Arabia, an uprising by Israel's Arabs.

2007-08-24 01:00:00

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