KiloGolf wrote:KoTeMoRe wrote:max steel wrote:Israel is locked on a deficitary spending circle. They're on pace for 3% deficit this decade. Double that = and the deficit spending can jump at 7/10% if cuts are made, up to 15% without cuts.
Israel has long forgotten the time it could slash its defence sector back to green.
I've read here and there (during Cast Lead) that they can't keep mobilised forces (> 50.000) active for more than a month, before their Economy basically takes a deep dive. They can afford using their active forces plus 20-30.000 for a few months. That's the negative side of small countries with large conscript armies.
It's about 150K all active personnel with a 30K fighting force. So yes probably going to that 50K would require at least 250K active personnel, which would disrupt heavily a 3,5 million economy (Active Pop 2.5 million). But they have like 400 reserve forces so "real manpower isn't a problem". So in survival mode the Israelis are a worse threat than in "normal".