From news article:
The Israel Defense Forces' debriefings on the second Lebanon War will be completed by the end of 2006, IDF sources said yesterday. However, a number of the IDF committees investigating the war intend to finish their work even sooner, because of the urgency of implementing their findings.
The sources said that in some areas, conclusions have already been reached. These include the need to increase training for reservists, a process that will begin within a year.
The procurement of equipment considered critical has also begun, in an effort to replenish the army's emergency stores. In addition, the IDF has begun procuring needed intelligence, such as updated aerial photographs of Lebanon, as well as different kinds of ammunition than those used during the war.
The internal IDF committees will investigate nine areas, including how the General Staff uses its available forces; intelligence assessments prior to and during the fighting; coordination between the Northern Command, the air force and the navy; the preparedness of both the reserves and the standing army for war; public relations; and the role of the air force in a ground war.
The probe will also include an in-depth examination of several key operations during the war.
Personally, I don't think that this is enough. What is needed is a complete overhaul of the IDF, from the top brass downward.
Every level of the army must be urgently retrained and be held accountable for specific goals.
What happened in the Lebanon war was inexcusable.