IDF General (res.) Yitzchok Brik presented a gloomy report of army shortfalls in his 10th annual report and casted doubt on its readiness for a war in Gaza, particularly if hostilities spread to the West Bank.
Money is wasted on a massive scale, he complained, and 7,002 complaints from soldiers in one year showed that commanders often treat subordinates hurtfully and contemptuously.
Officers deliver orders via WhatsApp and email without following up to see if their instructions were followed. Soldiers and commanders also conduct operations with phones that reveal their location to the enemy.
“Are you waiting for a disaster to happen?” he asked.