Nahal marks 30th anniversary preparing for next war (JERUSALEM POST) By YAAKOV KATZ 06/08/12)
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“We are prepared for war, which draws closer with every day that
passes,” Nahal Brigade commander Col. Yehuda Fuchs said Thursday
following the completion of a weeklong brigade-level exercise.
Held in the Jordan Valley, the drill simulated a potential war with
Syria or Lebanon.
Nahal was established during the First Lebanon War in 1982 and is
celebrating its 30th anniversary.
It is one of the IDF’s standing infantry brigades and played a key
role in the Second Lebanon War in 2006. It recently completed a
deployment along the border with the Gaza Strip.
“We are prepared for war much more than in previous years and every
soldier understands that every day that passes brings us closer to
the potential next war,” he said.
While the drill simulated the northern front, Fuchs said that the
brigade was “flexible” and “dynamic” and would know how to adapt to
challenges wherever they appeared. Fuchs said that soldiers walked
more than 70 km. during the exercise, a sign of the prediction that
this will be the case in a future war as well.
“If we find ourselves in Syria, Lebanon, Gaza or Judea and Samaria we
will know how to deal with the challenge,” he said. (© 1995-2011, The
Jerusalem Post 06/08/12)
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