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LENNY BEN-DAVID, THE JERUSALEM POST Aug. 19, 2006

The war did not go well. It’s easy to point to Hizbullah’s six years of
preparations, its fanatic devotion to death, and an endless supply of
technologically advanced Iranian and Syrian weapons. But the analysis of
what went wrong must first be focused on ourselves.

Five of my sons and sons-in-law fought in this war. Now coming out of
Lebanon and surviving some of the bloodiest fighting, they are filled with
anger. Their short-term and long-term orders were confused and
ever-changing. The emergency stocks for their reserve units were in horrible
condition. One reservist special forces unit lacked basic communications
equipment, they were provided guns that they had never trained on, and their
rushed training was done in conditions unlike anything they would see in
Lebanon.

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