[Marxism] Israeli Air Force chief to head 'Iranian command'

Einde O'Callaghan einde at gmx.de
Mon Aug 28 10:13:34 MDT 2006

IAF chief to head 'Iranian command' By Aluf Benn


Haaretz, Sun., August 27, 2006 Elul 3, 5766

In an effort to upgrade Israel's preparedness for a possible
confrontation with Iran, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan
Halutz has appointed Israel Air Force Commander Major General Elyezer
Shkedy as the IDF's "campaign manager" against countries that do not
border on Israel - primarily Iran.

The appointment was made before the war in Lebanon.

As part of his new responsibilities, Shkedy will act as "GOC [General
Officer Commanding] Iran Command": He will oversee battle plans and
manage the forces if war breaks out. According to a security source,
Shkedy will be the "orchestra conductor," but will coordinate with
the Mossad and Military Intelligence, and with the IDF's various
operational branches.

The security source noted that during the 1991 Gulf War, the IDF did
not have a "campaign manager" for Iraq. Instead, the IAF, the
intelligence agencies and the ground forces each operated within
their own areas of responsibility and authority.

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