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For the first time, the Israel Defense Forces used the Elbit-made Torch 750 combat management system in a wide-ranging manner during “Operation Guardian of the Walls,” allowing a platoon commander to see not only infantry and tank units in a certain area, but what’s in the air and at sea.

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Officers are placed in simulated crises, “where there are no good or bad decisions, only least worst decisions to choose from, under pressure and under uncomfortable conditions. This is based on the understanding that when they find themselves in tough situations in the field, they will say, ‘Wait a second! I remember what this feels like,’ ” Col. Shahar Back tells JNS.

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