Patterns of Military Activity in the Battle Against the Coronavirus

(Institute for National Security Studies-Tel Aviv University) Stuart Cohen and Meir Elran - The commitment to serve the Israeli public is a cornerstone of the IDF's identity and image as a "people's army" that functions for the sake of the nation. Ever since its establishment, the IDF has indeed acted within civilian domains. As such, even under conditions of a crisis that does not fall into a conventional national-security category, the IDF will deploy its considerable assets and varied capabilities at the forefront of the effort. Stuart Cohen is professor (emeritus) of political studies at Bar-Ilan University, specializing in military-societal relations. Brig.-Gen. (ret.) Dr. Meir Elran, a former deputy director of Military Intelligence, is a senior research fellow at INSS.

2020-04-24 00:00:00

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