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        5/28/2013, Sivan 19, 5773

      Budget Cuts May Mean Less Reserve Duty


      The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are considering cancelling a considerable number of reserve-duty days in the second half of 2013 as a way of dealing with the recent three-billion-shekel cut in the defense budget.

      As a result, training for regular IDF units may be drastically reduced or curtailed in order to assign regular troops to areas currently staffed by reservists. No final decision has been made.