Military and Strategic Affairs
Changes in Israel's strategic environment and the threats it currently faces prompt a thorough review of the military component of Israel's security concept. This must include a review of the principles underlying force buildup and the use of force, which have a decisive influence on the ability of the IDF to provide an appropriate response to the range of threats facing the country.
The goal of the Military and Strategic Affairs program is to identify the various components that impact directly on the IDF's military structure, the way it functions, and its evolution. Currently the primary com-ponents include: the confrontation of conventional threats and terrorism; the development of defensive and offensive strategies in response to the threat of high trajectory fire; and identification of international developments and potential dangers embedded in the non-conventional threat, primarily from Iran.The program also studies universal military theory, in an effort to provide a conceptual framework for meeting Israel's military needs and challenges.
A primary focus of the INSS program is the relationship between the political and military levels. As such, the INSS program aims to enhance the public discourse on political-military relations, with the ensuing ramifications for decision making on force buildup and operation. Through its military assessments, strategies, reviews, and recommendations, together with analyses that lend these deliberations a wider context, the Military and Strategic Affairs program presents the political and military implications involved in strategic decisions.
Colonel (res.) Tal Raz
Lt. Colonel (res.) Aviram Ring