Gal Hirsch

Brig. Gen. (Res.) Gal Hirsch. Photo: Meir Azulay

Command and Control in the Corona Crisis: Who Should Manage the Campaign

Commentary: Recently we have witnessed a continuing debate over the authority and responsibility to manage the corona crisis. There are those who claim that the campaign should be managed in a different manner and with a different chain of command. This article presents the author's professional position on the topic

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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