Defense Ministry D-G blasts Locker report

The defense establishment continued its intensive public campaign Wednesday and Thursday against the government- appointed Locker Commission’s report on future defense spending.

Maj.-Gen. (res.) Dan Harel, director-general of the Defense Ministry, described its recommendations as “very bad” and a “big miss.”

Similarly, a senior defense source voiced criticism of nearly every aspect of the report and the way in which it was drafted. According to the source, the Defense Ministry asked to meet with members of the commission 14 times in order to discuss key issues. These included an updated assessment of the security threats facing Israel, reference scenarios and operational plans to meet the coming challenges. Other meetings were planned to discuss personnel-related issues.


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