World order on verge of cliff - first Israeli national intelligence assessment

Iran has an active-duty force of 525,000 troops, compared to Israel's 170,000. Israel's air force is larger than Iran's and has long been regarded as one of the best in the world. The IAF's primary fighting force consists of 66 F-15s, 175 F-16s, and at least 27 F-35 stealth fighters. The IAF expects to get another 23 F-35s by 2024 and plans to have 75 in total. In comparison, the backbone of Iran's air force (IRIAF) is 63 F-4s and 26 F-14s, all of which are aging and suffer from lack of spare parts. It also has 19 MiG-29s and 23 Su-24s from Russia and 17 F-7s from China. Israel is believed to have at least 90 nuclear warheads and enough plutonium for 100 or 200 more weapons. It can deliver those weapons by aircraft or with missiles. (Israel has one of the region's most advanced missile arsenals.)

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The Intelligence Ministry unveiled this Monday the country’s first-ever national intelligence estimate report.

Jerusalem, Dec.21. The world is at a transition point analogous to being on the verge of a cliff, after which a series of crises striking simultaneously will reorder the planet’s geopolitics, the place of technology, the economic order and a variety of other disciplines from health to energy, according to Israel’s first government national intelligence estimate.

The report was published by the Intelligence Ministry in the vein of the type of reports issued in the United States and other Western countries. A copy was obtained by The Jerusalem Post.

According to the report, the world is on the verge of a cliff and is likely to be struck by a variety of crises affecting all aspects of life.

Recommendations from a team of eight experts who wrote the report addressed all critical areas related to national power and resilience, including, but going far beyond, mere military power.

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