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Back to Basics: A Study of the Second Lebanon War and by Lieutenant Colonel Scott C. Farquhar

By Lieutenant Colonel Scott C. Farquhar

This paintings is a contemporary learn of the operations of The Israeli armed forces (IDF) within the just-concluding Operation solid LEAD opposed to Hamas within the Gaza Strip. It reports, first, what did the IDF do to organize for that operation in gentle of its harsh event in what has develop into often called the second one Lebanon conflict that used to be fought opposed to Hezbollah in the summertime of 2006, and moment, what attainable classes will be utilized to the USA military.

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128. Klein, “Israel Enters Gaza;” Joel J. americanthinker. html; Cordesman, 39-40. 129. Klein, “Israel Enters Gaza;” Sprayregen, “The Inside Story;” Cordesman, 39-40. 130. ” 131. Mohammed Najib, “Hamas Investigates Poor Military Response to IDF,” Jane’s Defence Weekly, 28 January 2009, 16. 44 ‹ Back To Basics 132. ” 133. Cordesman, 41. 134. Ron Tira, e-mail interview by author, 22 January 2009. 135. htm (accessed 9 March 2009). 136. htm (accessed 10 March 2009). 137. Najib, “Hamas Investigates Poor Military Response to IDF,” 16.

Alon Ben-David, “Debriefing Teams Brand IDF Doctrine ‘Completely Wrong,’” Jane’s Defence Weekly, 3 January 2007. 92. Ron Tira, e-mail interview by author, 26 January 2009. 93. Yehuda Wegman, “The Distorted Self-Image: On the IDF and Its Responsi­ bility for Civilians,” Strategic Assessment, August 2007, Vol. 2, 2. 94. Ron Tira, e-mail interview by author, 26 January 2009. 95. Yaakov Katz, “IDF applying lessons of war to improve use of tanks,” Jeru­ salem Post, 20 March 2007. 96. Ibid. 97. Major General Custer, “Briefing on Israeli Operations in Gaza,” (lecture, Lewis and Clark Center, 5 February 2009).

99. Ibid. 100. Yaakov Katz, “Army to Upgrade Reservist Equipment,” Jerusalem Post, 20 March 2007. 101. Jane’s Information Group; Jane’s World Insurgency And Terrorism, Hamas. 102. Anthony H. Cordesman, “The ‘Gaza War:’ A Strategic Analysis,” Center For Strategic & International Studies, Final Review Draft: Circulated for Comment and Updating, 2 February 2009, 5. 103. Ibid, 8. 104. Ron Tira, e-mail interview by author, 28 February 2009. Matt M. Matthews—Hard Lessons Learned ‹ 43 105. htm, 5-6, (accessed 1 March 2009).

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