“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