Missile attacks from Syria and Iran pose the greatest security threat to Israel, the Israel Defense Force’s chief of staff said Sunday. Lt. Gen. Shaul Mofaz added that such attacks could target Israel’s airport, major intersections and infrastructures, hampering the initial response of reserve units, which make up the bulk of the army’s fighting force. Mofaz said the IDF should therefore maintain a strong standing army equipped to hold out until reserve units arrive.
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