Battling Choices

| July 11, 2016


Battling Choices

“Yotam Gadot (Gedasi), commanded a Tanks battalion from

1988-1990. This was the period of marking the start of the Intifada

and escalation of battle in the safety zone on the Lebanese border

– which gave birth to confusion and distress among the ranks of

the IDF; and a sense of dilemma between actions and morality.

This conflict between personal ethics and executing certain

military orders created an internal rift within many of us. As

reflected in the book’s name, certain decisions often opposed

personal beliefs and threatened to paralyze us. The survival

tactics of commanders within the complex military system, these

complicated conditions as backdrop, are the focus of this book.

Keeping this in mind, Battling Choices, is an important milestone

for commanders, from a tactical standpoint. It illuminates the

“lonely people”; the process of decision making, the boundaries

of leadership and our ability to extract the best from ourselves

and from our soldiers.”

General Yiftach Rontal – Head of Ground Command


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