In response to this morning’s publications in the media, the IDF Spokesperson wishes to clarify that the IDF has 21 military attach?’s abroad whose annual cost is 19.5 million shekels, and not 160 million shekels as claimed. Recently, the IDF decided to substantially reduce the cost of the operation by canceling Brig. – Gen. standards and closing or uniting various attach?’s. The number of IDF officers in the attach?’s is only thirty, and not 400 as was published. The IDF Spokesperson notes that military attach?’s contribute greatly to the Israeli military industries and the Israeli export, and to the security connections of Israel with other countries.