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Israel's Edge : The Story of the IDF's Most Elite Unit – Talpiot

Author :  Jason Gewirtz

Product Details

  • Country Israel
  • Publisher Gefen Publishing House Ltd., Jerusalem
  • ISBN9789652297136
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2016
  • Bib. Infox, 230p.
  • Product Weight460 gms.
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How will Israel keep its strategic edge over an increasingly dangerous Iran? Israel has been preparing for this day by creating a special and secretive IDF unit called Talpiot. Instead of being trained to fight, the few soldiers each year selected for Talpiot are taught how to think. In order to join this unit they have to commit to being in the army for ten years, rather than the three years a normal soldier serves. Talpiots are taught advanced level physics, math and computer science as they train with soldiers from every other branch of the IDF. The result: young men and women become research and development machines. Talpiots have developed battle ready weapons that only Israel's top military officers and political leaders know about. They have also dramatically improved much of the weapons already in Israel's arsenal. Israel's Edge contains dozens of interviews with Talpiot graduates and some of the early founders of the program.

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