Sometimes you just need a military guy to explain things to you. In the latest Defensive News, Barbara Opall-Rome explains what was wrong with the approach of General Halutz the old Israeli Chief of Staff and what will be different with General Ashkenazi’s IDF.
The Halutz approach was that in an asymmetrical war you can’t count on the military alone to win. There is no such thing as a decisive victory. War is won by a mix of military might and diplomacy. The problem with that approach was seen in Lebanon if you don’t try to win you lose.The approach with Lt. Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi’s IDF will be, you fight to win and hope for diplomacy. Read this informative piece from Defense News: