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Israel Army Develops New Technique Countering Soviet Tactics

October 25, 1961
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Israel’s armored corps has developed a new fighting technique, to counter threats posed by Russian tactics being practiced by the United Arab Republic, David Elazar, commander of Israel’s armored corps, declared here today. He made his statement in connection with the celebration here of Israel’s Armor Day.

The Soviet system, Mr. Elazar said, is based on employing massive follow-up thrusts in the wake of infantry break-through, so as to secure strategic points far behind the fighting lines. Israel’s tactics, on the other hand, are now based, according to Mr. Elazar on the fullest exploitation of the special qualities of the Israeli soldiers and weapons at the commander’s disposal.

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