Israel Arms With iPads to Face Increasingly Complex Battlefield

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Smoke after Israeli attacks in Gaza City, Gaza on August 9, 2014.

Photographer: Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

During Israel’s seven-week Gaza Strip war with Hamas last year, company commanders were just as likely to be holding an iPad as an M-16, as the mobile wireless device took on an unprecedentedly critical role.

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