updated Tue. January 10, 2023
February 13, 2018
The Pentagon released a video, on February 13, of a Russian T-72 tank being destroyed by an American drone attack in Syria, the most recent in a series of wrist-slaps intended to persuade Moscow to distance itself from Iran's ambitions in Syria. This follows an engagement with a force reportedlyÃâÃÂ ...
The Media Line
August 17, 2017
Since then, the border with Gaza has remained relatively quiet, with only intermittent rockets being fired from the Strip, an act which, according to Israeli military doctrine, is responded to with targeted air strikes on Hamas assets. The prevailing calm, however, is potentially deceiving and may, as the adageÃâÃÂ ...
June 5, 2017
The Israeli military doctrine, playing to the strengths of a small, resourceful population that could be mobilised at short notice, was proven effective at fighting modern armies on three separate fronts. It made sense. And despite its limitations — chiefly that it did not predict the actions of Arab leaders, missingÃâÃÂ ...
January 26, 2016
Remember the nuclear agreement between Iran and the West? You know — the one that Benjamin Netanyahu insisted was the biggest danger to Israel and the Jews since time immemorial? Well, Israel's military chief of staff told a prestigious defense conference last week that far from being a mortal threat,ÃâÃÂ ...
The Electronic Intifada
November 14, 2014
Israel's “democracy” is in reality an ethnocracy, human rights “violations” are better described as crimes, home demolitions represent ethnic cleansing and Israeli military doctrine is a form of state terrorism. Falk writes that he is not yet ready to use the word “genocide” to characterize Israel's behavior butÃâÃÂ ...
October 27, 2014
It is astonishing that the reconstruction of Gaza, bombed into the Stone Age according to the explicit goals of an Israeli military doctrine known as “Dahiya”, has tentatively only just begun two months after the end of the fighting. According to the United Nations, 100,000 homes have been destroyed orÃâÃÂ ...
McClatchy Washington Bureau
August 4, 2014
When many assumed Goldin had been captured, it raised the specter invoking of an Israeli military doctrine that requires soldiers to avoid falling into enemy hands at all costs. Daniel Nisman, founder of the Tel Aviv-based geopolitical risk consultancy the Levantine Group, explained the Hannibal protocol,ÃâÃÂ ...
July 17, 2014
The lesson is reflected in the contemporary Israeli military doctrine (as framed by the Institute for National Security Studies) that includes plans to punish rocket-fire with "a disproportionate strike at the heart of the enemy's weak spot, in which efforts to hurt launch capability are secondary". The chief ofÃâÃÂ ...
November 27, 2012
In that spirit, Israeli military doctrine has long rested on aggressive "deterrence", unleashing overwhelming force against any challengers. From the raids on nationalist Palestinian villages that made Moshe Dayan an Israeli hero in 1948 to Ariel Sharon's Unit 101, which bludgeoned Palestinian villagesÃâÃÂ ...
New York Times
September 8, 2010
JERUSALEM — Israel Tal, who as one of Israel's most influential military strategists designed and developed its main tank, the Merkava, refashioned battleground doctrine and served as an adviser to prime ministers, died Wednesday. He was 85. His death came after a prolonged illness, the Israeli ArmyÃâÃÂ ...
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