Topic:

IDF

Conduct of Operations in Limited Scale Conflicts

| August 31, 2014

Observing “Operation Protective Edge” against Hamas in Gaza lead to the conclusion that a revision of Israel’s conceptual strategic compass is needed, particularly regarding the concepts of ‘deterrence’ and ‘decisive victory’.

Wise Tactical Choices in Gaza

Since the launch of Operation Protective Edge, Israel has made a series of wise tactical choices that contribute to the diplomatic and military effort.

A Middle Way for the Gaza Fight

| August 11, 2014

There is a middle way between more of the same and retaking Gaza. The proposed middle way would be an IDF attack with limited, achievable military objectives.

What Is to Be Done About Gaza?

| August 10, 2014

Operation Protective Edge has not weakened or threatened Hamas enough to encourage them to accept a ceasefire. Israel has no choice but to continue to attack Hamas.

Hamas Underground Warfare

| July 27, 2014

The IDF must develop the technology and the tactical skills to locate, map and destroy Gaza’s tunnels.

The War With Hamas: Decision Time Approaching

Israel must decide whether it is willing to tolerate a chronic Hamas threat or risk a long, difficult operation to get rid of it.

Strategic Implications of Operation Protective Edge

| July 22, 2014

The current Israel-Hamas war will have broad strategic implications that go far beyond the immediate results on the battlefield.

Was it a Mistake to Downsize and Deemphasize Israel’s Ground Forces?

| July 21, 2014

A Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies Memorandum, July 21, 2014.

Mowing the Grass in Gaza

and | July 20, 2014

Against an implacable, well-entrenched, non-state enemy like the Hamas, Israel needs to “mow the grass” once in a while in order to degrade enemy capabilities

A Gaza Ceasefire Now Would Be a Strategic Miss

| July 15, 2014

Israel didn’t effect a significant change in the security balance versus Hamas in the Gaza Strip. A draw with the Hamas is strategically unsatisfactory.