Stepping into the Fog: A Comparative Analysis of Israel Conducting Joint Forcible Entry Operations in the Middle East
Technical Report,18 Jun 2018,19 May 2019
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH
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The United States has engaged in conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan for over fifteen years during this time US adversaries have learned that they cannot compete with the US military in conventional means. Thus, adversaries have developed their strategies and tactics into hybrid warfare. The characteristics of the battlefield have drastically changed in the last several decades and now begs the question as to whether the planning considerations for a Joint Forcible Entry JFE look differently on a modern battlefield with a hybrid threat The ongoing conflicts between Israel and the various Arab state and non-state actors in the Middle East show examples of what planning considerations would look like for conducting a JFE into a complex environment contested by a hybrid threat. By examining Israeli operations in the 2006 Second Lebanon War, Operation Cast Lead, and Operation Protective Edge this project will identify key planning considerations that determine relative success or failures for forcible entry operations contested by a hybrid threat.
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics