Senior military sources believe Halutz will resign

Sunday, December 17, 2006 |  by Staff Writer
Senior officers believe Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Dan Halutz may resign from the Israel Defense Forces after a number of recent military probes, which found Halutz directly responsible for the failures of the war.

Halutz is still waiting for former chief of staff Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Dan Shomron to complete his probe of the general staff's performance by the end of the month. Halutz said he will make his final decision of whether to stay or resign after the military probes are complete.

Last week, Halutz was harshly criticized by Maj.-Gen. Udi Shani-Shinotar, outgoing head of the IDF Communications C4I Branch, who claimed that communications with the Northern Command were “severely flawed” during the war that orders were confused and sometimes changed on an hourly basis.

While officers predict Halutz will resign, the chief of staff has not given any indication as to his decision.

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