was moved due to concerns that it would exacerbate rising tensions with Syria.
It does not inspire confidence to learn that a similar drill was held a month before the Second Lebanon War. In both cases, the operations involved joint ground, air and naval forces as well as intelligence and S4 units. Troops will only be partially mobile. whatever that means, and no live fire will be used. This saves money and possibly lives, but it is apparently not the best sort of training.
The objective of the exercise is to supposedly to cooredinate the decision making process between the various military bodies in a crisis situation. Of course, if there is no real enemy, and not even live fire, there is not much of a crisis.
The war games will "pressure" the decision makers by complicating the combat scenarios with various possible political developments as well as the opening of a new front in southern Israel. Hoever, there is nothing like the real thing.
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