Saakashvili Protégé Helped Lead Georgia to War With Russia

Former Georgian Defense Minister David Kezerashvili spent his teenage years in Israel. "I like weapons a lot. In my case, it is bladed weapons that I like. I have a favorite sword which I carry with me from one office to another," Kezerashvili told an interviewer in 2006, when President Mikhail Saakashvili elevated him to the defense post at age 28.

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