Gal Hirsch

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The Fourth Wave and the "Extra" Forces

The threats facing Israel worsen at an overwhelming pace and its leaders must prepare for a radical change regarding defense challenges. Brig. Gen. (res.) Gal Hirsch discusses a new era in warfighting and considers the need for a kind of "extra" security forces and how they should be developed, equipped and employed

Other Boots on the Ground

Before any ground forces are committed to the operation against the Islamic State, C6ISR forces – elying on a proper integration of technology, commando, special operations units and covert intelligence services – will constitute the interim phase in the use of force. Exclusive article