After two years on its humiliating defeat in Lebanon by the Islamic resistance fighters, Israeli army is still trying to figure out what really happened and its leaders are still trying to find excuses for the failure of the “strongest army in the Middle East”. Israeli army Chief Intelligence Officer Brig.-Gen. Yuval Halamish told Israeli daily The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that the army's Military Intelligence has dramatically increased its relevance and capabilities since the Second Lebanon War, when some field units went into combat with outdated maps of Hezbollah strongholds. "When we look back today at the past two years we are without a doubt in a different place," Halamish said in a rare interview he granted the Post in honor of MI's 60th anniversary. "Like the rest of the IDF at the time, MI was busy focusing on the Palestinian arena and that is where we invested our resources." Incidents such as units being given outdated maps before going into combat should never have happened, he said, revealing that today MI has established an advanced computerized database that stores all of the maps and other intelligence material that is continuously updated and can be distributed to relevant units on short notice.