Elite combat soldiers in the IDF’s Maglan unit might be ready for duty in the Arctic cold in Chicago, having trained in their underwear after last month’s “once in a century” snowstorm swept through Israel.
The soldiers were caught on camera training in their military vests and underwear while carrying rifles.
The video of the stunt was posted on Israeli television, prompting charges that the IDF was guilty of abuse, but one of the men said it was the soldiers who came up with the idea
“Any claim that the activity was imposed from above is baseless,” an IDF spokesman said.
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