Haaretz: Winograd Committee Reviews Reut Document

The Winograd Committee is reviewing a Reut Institute document advocating the formation of a new apparatus under the Prime Minister's Bureau that would facilitate communication between cabinet officials and the military command.

Nir Hason, Haaretz

The Winograd Committee is reviewing a new document advocating the formation of a new apparatus under the Prime Minister's Bureau that would facilitate communication between cabinet officials and the military command.

The report, compiled by the Reut Institute - a non-partisan, non-profit policy group - states that the prime minister and elected politicians suffer from an inherent weakness in their dealings with the defense establishment.

According to the report, this is because the military staff is very familiar with the system and its loopholes, as opposed to politicians, whose terms are limited.

The report proposes a "strategic control team" under the Prime Minister's Bureau to balance the playing field. The proposed team would review all military plans brought before the prime minister for approval, and would help him or her "ask the right questions."

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