Israeli general quits over conduct of Lebanon war

A senior Israeli army officer resigned today, the first high-ranking figure to quit in the fallout after the war in Lebanon.

Major General Udi Adam was head of Israel's Northern Command, a key role in the war with Hizbullah, but faced criticism in the press for being overly cautious and hesitant. During the 34-day conflict he was effectively sidelined when another general was appointed above him.

Many Israelis are frustrated that the military failed to secure a comprehensive victory over the Hizbullah militia or retrieve the two soldiers whose capture in July triggered the conflict.

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