Israel s Long War with Hezbollah

Israel s Long War with Hezbollah

With Hezbollah playing an ongoing role in the civil war in Syria and the simmering hostilities on the Israel-Lebanon border, students, scholars, diplomats, and military practitioners with an interest in Middle Eastern security issues, ...

Author: Raphael D. Marcus

Publisher: Georgetown University Press

ISBN: 9781626166110

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The ongoing conflict between Israel and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah is now in its fourth decade and shows no signs of ending. Raphael D. Marcus examines this conflict since the formation of Hezbollah during Israel’s occupation of Lebanon in the early 1980s. He critically evaluates events including Israel’s long counterguerrilla campaign throughout the 1990s, the Israeli withdrawal in 2000, the 2006 summer war, and concludes with an assessment of current tensions on the border between Israel and Lebanon related to the Syrian civil war. Israel’s Long War with Hezbollah is both the first complete military history of this decades-long conflict and an analysis of military innovation and adaptation. The book is based on unique fieldwork in Israel and Lebanon, extensive research into Hebrew and Arabic primary sources, and dozens of interviews Marcus conducted with Israeli defense officials, high-ranking military officers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), United Nations personnel, a Hezbollah official, and Western diplomats. As an expert on organizational learning, Marcus analyzes ongoing processes of strategic and operational innovation and adaptation by both the IDF and Hezbollah throughout the long guerrilla conflict. His conclusions illuminate the dynamics of the ongoing conflict and illustrate the complexity of military adaptation under fire. With Hezbollah playing an ongoing role in the civil war in Syria and the simmering hostilities on the Israel-Lebanon border, students, scholars, diplomats, and military practitioners with an interest in Middle Eastern security issues, Israeli military history, and military innovation and adaptation can ill afford to neglect this book.
Categories: Political Science

No Heroic Battles Lessons Of The Second Lebanon War

No Heroic Battles  Lessons Of The Second Lebanon War

On July 12, 2006, Israel went to war with Hezbollah in response to the killing and capture of Israeli soldiers along the southern Lebanese border.

Author: Lt.-Col. Brian J. Murphy

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781782899853

Category: History

Page: 85

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On July 12, 2006, Israel went to war with Hezbollah in response to the killing and capture of Israeli soldiers along the southern Lebanese border. Believed at the time by many in the West to be an overreaction to a relatively minor border incident resulted in hundreds of civilian deaths in Lebanon, the displacement of hundreds of thousands of civilians on both sides of the border, and the deaths of dozens of Israeli soldiers and civilians. More important to Israeli nation security, the war exposed basic flaws in Israel’s national security assumptions, and defense strategy. This study reveals that Israel went to war without having clearly defined its critical political, diplomatic, or military goals and objectives. In the years immediately prior to the beginning of the war the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) rejected the long proven principles of war in favor of a novel, incoherent, and confusing doctrine. The war revealed the debilitating impact of a long counterinsurgency campaign on training, and traditional combined arms capabilities. Finally, despite the superb performance of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), airpower and technology proved to be inconclusive and a poor substitute for well-trained resolute maneuver forces directly engaging enemy forces.
Categories: History

Israel and Syria The Military Balance and Prospects of War

Israel and Syria  The Military Balance and Prospects of War

Israel and Syria: The Military Balance and Prospects of War provides a detailed and current picture of the military capabilities of Israel and Syria, reflecting the changes and lessons of the Israel-Hezbollah War in 2006 and other recent ...

Author: Anthony H. Cordesman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313355219

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 947

Israel and Syria: The Military Balance and Prospects of War provides a detailed and current picture of the military capabilities of Israel and Syria, reflecting the changes and lessons of the Israel-Hezbollah War in 2006 and other recent conflicts. It offers extensive analysis, supported by tables and charts, on the trends in military spending, arms imports and technology transfers, military manpower, weapons, and orders of battle. By going beyond military balance analysis, Cordesman examines the probable nature and results of a future war and how the readiness, capability, tactics, and technology on each side would shape its outcome. Israel and Syria: The Military Balance and Prospects of War shows how a dangerous new conflict between both nations would cripple all strides in strategic gains and Israeli-Syrian diplomacy. On the other hand, peace negotiations would offer a safer, more productive relationship. Israel and Syria need to consider the true nature of their military balance and the undermining effect to both nations as well as the costs and risks of any future conflict. Although Syria does retain important options in terms of asymmetric and proxy conflicts, it would fail in its attempt to recapture the Golan. While Israel would almost certainly win a future war, it cannot make gains from acquiring more Syrian territory and a new war would create major problems with its neighbors and in dealing with the Palestinians. The risk of a new Israeli-Syrian conflict is so serious that both sides need to understand the true nature of their military balance, and the costs and risks of any future conflict. Israel and Syria: The Military Balance and Prospects of War shows how dangerous a new conflict could be, that neither side can make lasting strategic gains from a future conflict, and that peace negotiations offer a far safer and more productive option. It provides a detailed and current picture of the military capabilities of Israel and Syria, reflecting the changes and lessons of the Israel-Hezbollah War in 2006 and other recent conflicts. Israel and Syria: The Military Balance and Prospects of War provides extensive analysis, supported by tables and charts, on the trends in military spending, arms imports and technology transfers, military manpower, weapons, and orders of battle. By going beyond military balance analysis, Cordesman examines the probable nature and results of a future war and how the readiness, capability, tactics, and technology on each side would shape its outcome.
Categories: History

The Bloody Reign of the Hildabeast

The Bloody Reign of the Hildabeast

The book starts like this.

Author: Dov Ivry

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1537116908

Category:

Page: 72

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The book starts like this. I'm not an American and I don't vote in their elections. But since what the US does impacts on the entire world, I am expressing my concerns while there is still time. If the Hildabeast is elected, it will be one of the greatest catastrophes in history. Millions will die and the blood of all these victims will be on the heads of whoever casts a ballot for the Hildabeast. These ballots are their death certificates. She is most incompetent and most corrupt candidate ever to run for the American presidency. It would be like putting someone behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer truck who is not capable of driving a moped. She will be coming down the road like a juggernaut and she is going to run over an enormous number of people. She has already sold Israel and Lebanon down the river. She did that when she was secretary of state by looking the other way while Hezbollah, the terrorist organization in Lebanon controlled by Iran, armed itself with 100,000 of the most advanced and most deadly missiles in existence. She was supposed to be enforcing UN Resolution 1701 as the US was committed to do. She did absolutely nothing. How irresponsible can one person be? All she had to do was issue a few stern warnings to Iran and maybe a few bombing raids and they would have backed off. Hezbollah has now accumulated 120,000 missiles plus drones plus anti-ship missiles that they stripped from the Russians. Israel expects to be hit at a rate of 1,500 missiles per day when the war comes. The rate in the five-week Second Lebanon War in 2006 never exceeded 180 per day and that killed a lot of people. The war with Iran is being looked at now as not as a question of if, but when. Currently there are two factors that militate against it. Hezbollah is bogged down in the Syrian Civil War and Putin has boots on the ground there. When Israel does attack Hezbollah, it will strike them in Syria as well and the Russians will not be spared. As long as the Russians are there, Putin will try to keep the lid on. But the unexpected can happen. When Israel blew up a Hezbollah convoy killing an Iranian general, Hezbollah responded by firing into Israel and killed two soldiers. That's as far as that incident went. If Hezbollah fires into Israel and hits a school bus full of kids, the war starts right there. What the Hildabeast did to Lebanon, war or no war, is unconscionable and inexcusable. This was one of the few democracies in the Middle East populated by a variety of different groups. They had ended a long civil war in 1989 with an agreement that everyone was going to disarm. Hezbollah never did but then came the opportunity in 2006 after the Second Lebanon War that they started with a deadly cross-border raid into Israel. Hezbollah's neighborhoods were reduced to rubble and it would take two years before they rebuilt. The US pushed through Resolution 1701 at the UN and for the two years while Hezbollah was rebuilding, not much happened. Then came the Hildabeast and Iran saw its opportunity. She wasn't paying attention and if the US is not keeping track of things, no one else is. Iran managed to arm Hezbollah with more missiles than any NATO country possesses with the exception of the UK and France. Lebanon is now a slave state. Hezbollah rules the roost and no one can do anything about it. When the war comes Lebanon faces annihilation.
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Flipside of the Coin

Flipside of the Coin

This CSI Occasional Paper is the first in the renamed series. The purpose of the series, however, remains unchanged.

Author: Combat Studies Combat Studies Institute Press

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1503025926

Category:

Page: 112

View: 874

In view of the adoption of the term "The Long War" by the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff to describe US operations against terrorism and state sponsored terrorism, CSI decided to change the title of our long running series of studies on irregular warfare - from the Global War on Terrorism Occasional Papers to the Long War Occasional Papers. This CSI Occasional Paper is the first in the renamed series. The purpose of the series, however, remains unchanged. That is, to provide short historical monographs on topics of doctrinal and operational relevance to the US Army and military professionals for an Army at war. We are therefore pleased to offer Long War OP #21: Flipside of the COIN: Israel's Lebanese Incursion Between 1982-2000, by Captain Daniel Helmer. Captain Helmer's study, written while studying at Oxford University, addresses the Israeli view of the threat posed by various armed factions in southern Lebanon over an 18-year period. This was a period during which Israeli used air strikes, ground invasions, and border operations to contain or defeat the military threat to its national security. Among the key points the author makes in this study is the inability of Israel to use military force to secure a lasting political end state in Lebanon that was favorable to its security needs, despite some stunning battlefield victories. Helmer also notes that both Palestinian and Hezbollah leaders recognized they could not militarily defeat Israeli military forces, despite occasional tactical success, but that this was not their political objective. Rather, they needed only to survive and to maintain their forces in the field to achieve their long-term objectives. Weaker powers have often employed this strategy against their stronger opponents. He also notes the steady dwindling of political and public support in Israel for the occupation of Lebanon and the role this played in Israel's decision to withdraw from Lebanon in 2000. As the recent 2006 Israeli attack into Lebanon against Hezbollah terrorists has shown, however, these strategic challenges and dilemmas remain unsolved. In the first decade of the 21st century, it is clear that these dilemmas are not unique to Israel and that the United States might draw some insights relevant to our own situation. The Combat Studies Institute also plans a future study on the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. We at CSI hope this Occasional Paper will contribute to the Army as it conducts operations in the Long War.
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34 Days

34 Days

This is the first comprehensive account of the progression of the Second Lebanese War, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier on the morning of July 12, 2006, through the hasty decision for an aggressive response; the fateful ...

Author: Amos Harel

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230604005

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 551

This is the first comprehensive account of the progression of the Second Lebanese War, from the border abduction of an Israeli soldier on the morning of July 12, 2006, through the hasty decision for an aggressive response; the fateful discussions in the Cabinet and the senior Israeli command; to the heavy fighting in south Lebanon and the raging diplomatic battles in Paris, Washington and New York. The book answers the following questions: has Israel learned the right lessons from this failed military confrontation? What can Western countries learn from the IDF's failure against a fundamentalist Islamic terror organization? And what role did Iran and Syria play in this affair? 34 Days delivers the first blow-by-blow account of the Lebanon war and new insights for the future of the region and its effects on the West.
Categories: Political Science

We Were Caught Unprepared

We Were Caught Unprepared

This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication.

Author: Matt M. Matthews

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437923049

Category:

Page: 96

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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The fact that the outcome of the 2006 Hezbollah-Israeli War was, at best, a stalemate for Israel has confounded military analysts. Long considered the most professional and powerful army in the Middle East, with a history of impressive military victories against its enemies, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) emerged from the campaign with its enemies undefeated and its prestige tarnished. This historical analysis of the war includes an examination of IDF and Hezbollah doctrine prior to the war, as well as an overview of the operational and tactical problems encountered by the IDF during the war. The IDF ground forces were tactically unprepared and untrained to fight against a determined Hezbollah force. ¿An insightful, comprehensive examination of the war.¿ Illustrations.
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Lebanon

Lebanon

This report analyzes the current conflict between Israel and two U.S. State Department-designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs), the Lebanese Shiite Muslim group Hezbollah and the radical Palestinian Hamas organization.

Author: Jeremy M Sharp

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1053526472

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Flipside of the COIN Israel s Lebanese Incursion Between 1982 2000

Flipside of the COIN  Israel s Lebanese Incursion Between 1982 2000

This CSI Occasional Paper is the first in the renamed series. The purpose of the series, however, remains unchanged.

Author: Daniel Isaac Helmer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1478160861

Category: History

Page: 120

View: 414

In view of the adoption of the term “The Long War” by the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff to describe US operations against terrorism and state sponsored terrorism, CSI decided to change the title of our long running series of studies on irregular warfare – from the Global War on Terrorism Occasional Papers to the Long War Occasional Papers. This CSI Occasional Paper is the first in the renamed series. The purpose of the series, however, remains unchanged. That is, to provide short historical monographs on topics of doctrinal and operational relevance to the US Army and military professionals for an Army at war. We are therefore pleased to offer Long War OP #21: Flipside of the COIN: Israel's Lebanese Incursion Between 1982-2000, by Captain Daniel Helmer. Captain Helmer's study, written while studying at Oxford University, addresses the Israeli view of the threat posed by various armed factions in southern Lebanon over an 18-year period. This was a period during which Israeli used air strikes, ground invasions, and border operations to contain or defeat the military threat to its national security. Among the key points the author makes in this study is the inability of Israel to use military force to secure a lasting political end state in Lebanon that was favorable to its security needs, despite some stunning battlefield victories. Helmer also notes that both Palestinian and Hezbollah leaders recognized they could not militarily defeat Israeli military forces, despite occasional tactical success, but that this was not their political objective. Rather, they needed only to survive and to maintain their forces in the field to achieve their long-term objectives. Weaker powers have often employed this strategy against their stronger opponents. He also notes the steady dwindling of political and public support in Israel for the occupation of Lebanon and the role this played in Israel's decision to withdraw from Lebanon in 2000. As the recent 2006 Israeli attack into Lebanon against Hezbollah terrorists has shown, however, these strategic challenges and dilemmas remain unsolved. In the first decade of the 21st century, it is clear that these dilemmas are not unique to Israel and that the United States might draw some insights relevant to our own situation. The Combat Studies Institute also plans a future study on the 2006 Israeli-Hezbollah conflict. We at CSI hope this Occasional Paper will contribute to the Army as it conducts operations in the Long War.~
Categories: History

The Weapon Wizards

The Weapon Wizards

These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address. Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines.

Author: Yaakov Katz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781250088345

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 175

"A lively account of Israel's evolving military prowess...if The Weapon Wizards were a novel, it would be one written by Horatio Alger; if it were a biblical allegory, it would be the story of David and Goliath." —The New York Times Book Review From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a 21st century superpower, not in size, but rather in innovation and efficiency—and as a result of its long war experience. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the 21st century, Israel has developed in its arms trade new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, relevant, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield. While other countries begin to prepare for these challenges, they are looking to Israel—and specifically its weapons—for guidance. Israel is, in effect, a laboratory for the rest of the world. How did Israel do it? And what are the military and geopolitical implications of these developments? These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address. Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines.
Categories: Technology & Engineering