Israel Update

The IDF: 20 Years of Misguided Planning

Episode 18: Mike and Gadi sit down with General Itzhak Brik to discuss the lack of IDF preparedness that he’s been worried about for years.

March 8, 2024

The IDF brass routinely dismissed warnings from General Itzhak Brik that the military was not ready for a large attack. But Israel has since learned the hard way that Brik was right. Brik walked us through the mistakes that brought about the decline of Israel’s military force under the false conception that big wars are a thing of the past and that a small technological army would be sufficient to keep Israel safe. He also discusses whether Israel is ready for a war with Hezbollah.

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