Barak to interview Russo for role of deputy chief of staff

Defense Minister Ehud Barak has invited Maj. Gen. Tal Russo, commander of the IDF's Southern Comand, to interview for the role of deputy chief of staff.


The two other contenders for the role, whom Barak interviewed Tuesday, are Maj. Gen. Gadi Eisenkott and the previous commander of the IDF's Central Command, Maj. Gen. Avi Mizrahi. A decision is expected within the fortnight. (Yoav Zitun)