We are supposed to be the farmers and fighters and factory workers.
We are not supposed to rely on foreign or non-Jewish labor or technology.
King David was a great warrior, leader and politician. His son King Solomon was wise and learned all of the skills of his time. Things started going downhill pretty quickly when King Solomon married all those foreign women and made forbidden treaties which included giving away cities. He got too involved in technology and removed himself from the common man.
There's nothing in our Biblical History to give the idea that we're supposed to have a separate society of Torah learners who allow others to battle for our Jewish People and Jewish G-d given Land. There's even a clear message from G-d to the tribes that chose to live on the Eastern Bank of the Jordan that they must be available to fight with and for their brothers, fellow Jews.
It's Christians and Eastern religions that consider weapons of war to be forbidden for "men of the cloth." The IDF and the State of Israel would have been so much better and more Jewish if instead of making that deferment agreement with Israel's first Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, the chareidi rabbis would have insisted on joining the IDF in a framework similar to todays Nachal Charedi.
Nahal Hareidi (Netzach Yehuda), the IDF's Hareidi-religious combat brigade, has made IDF history by winning the Chief of Staff's Prize for the first time. The brigade is also showing a sharp increase in enlistment, despite the ongoing political tension over haredi IDF service.The prestigious prize was awarded for the unit's extraordinary achievements and operational creativity, and will be officially bestowed in the coming weeks at a ceremony for the brigade's soldiers.Recognition for the unit's outstanding performance was decided following numerous IDF inspections, which focused on several categories, foremost among them operational quality.Nahal Hareidi has won two prizes in recent weeks. Along with the IDF Department of Technology and Logistics' Award, it was recognized with the GOC Army Headquarters Safety Award.The unit is also nominated for the Education Award, along with an award in Excellence in Maintaining Sector Security, issued by the Paratroop Command and Chief Infantry Officer.Army service combined with Torah observance is certainly possible. Many Torah observant Jews serve successfully in the army, reinforcing their faith and also influencing others.