Israeli Deterrence And the 2nd Lebanon War
AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL MAXWELL AFB United States
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The Middle East has been boiling in the last ten years. In the face of chaos on various regions, there is prominent peace and stability on the Israel-Lebanon border. This stability owes to strong Israeli deterrence, whose roots stem at the 2006 war. This essay claims that the central pillar of Israels deterrence is the will and commitment to launch widespread attacks towards Lebanon in retaliation to Hezbollah provocations, as demonstrated in July 2006. The massive response was in contradiction with weak Israeli retaliation to previous Hezbollah provocations. The Operation between Wars in IDF strategy, demonstrates the existence of a strong deterrence as well as contributes to it. Several alternative reasons to maintaining of stability in the area are discussed.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
- Government and Political Science