As the scope of threats Israel is facing grows, so does the span of Military Intelligence: The IDF has reported a significant increase in the number of youths slated for service in MI, with the corps' recent officers training growing by an impressive 25%.
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PM: Sinai turning into terror hotbed
The latter in particular is one where Israel is interested in increasing its intelligence gathering operations, as the defense establishment believes – as evident by several recent terror attacks – that Sinai has become a breeding ground for terror activity.
Military sources said that the IDF is also interested in increasing intelligence gathering and research efforts vis-à-vis "undercurrents" – various internal processes which are taking place in Arab nations and which may lead to far-reaching strategic transforms in the region.
"Beyond regular terror activity, we are also seen developments in the cyber arena; and we also need to meet the needs of various special operations," he said.
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