Reliance on standoff firepower may have cost IDF victory in Lebanon
The indecisive end to last year’s Second Lebanon War is causing the Israel Defense Force to question changes to combat doctrine under its last two chiefs of staff, changes that placed a priority on precision standoff firepower over maneuver warfare, affecting force structure and operational concepts. Although commanders said they intended to maintain classic maneuver skills alongside standoff firepower, the balance has not prevailed. One year after the conflict erupted on July 12, 2006, ...
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