We need new weapons that are large enough to destroy targets but are small enough to minimize collateral damage.
This is the Words of IDF Chief General Gabi Ashkenazi. He explained the nature of Israel’s new security threat to international defense conference in Tel Aviv on Tuesday.
Israel has not faced conventional armies since Yom Kippur war of 1973. The enemies of the Jewish people have since that war, reorganized them self in small Islamic terrorist cells. They set up rocket launchers inside schools and Mosques, and fired them into populated areas in Israel.
IDF Chief Ashkenazi explained that Israel faces the stark reality that future conflicts will be much more difficult than in the past.
” Israel enemies often hide amongst their own civilian population.In the future, we will not meet the enemy on the traditional battlefield,” Ashkenazi said.
“During the Yom Kippur War all we had to do was pick up a pair of binoculars and look for the divisions. Nowadays, there are not divisions…and therefore we will need to make an effort to turn the enemy from asymmetric to symmetric. We will need new weapons systems that are large enough to destroy targets but are small enough to minimize collateral damage.”
Source of information: ICEJ.org.