The poor showing of IDF and the smell of crab

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  1. But there are even strong murmurings within Kadima that neither Mr. Olmert nor Mr. Peretz was experienced enough in security matters to ask the military leaders tough questions about war plans, especially given a chief of staff who is, for the first time in Israel’s history, from the air force, and a chief of military intelligence also from the air force.

    After the war, Mr. Olmert and his defense minister, Amir Peretz, will face hard questioning, particularly from the center-right, about why there was such an early and naïve dependence on air power and why the ground war began so tentatively, especially in the face of so many rocket attacks on northern cities

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  2. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    As The Economist pointed out earlier this year IDF Chief of Staff Dan Halutz is actually of Iranian descent ....:)


    Source: Economist 19 Jan 2006


  3. Well, Messrs Olmert and Peretz wouldn't be the first to hold decidedly Jominian views.

    Kosovo, anyone...? :D
  4. Funny you say that ... I gain the distinct impression that Hizb'Allah have read carefully and acted on the lessons learnt by the Serbs - that is, when you hold the the ground you can hide quite successfully from modern air power. As soon as it became clear that they would be forced to unmask by the actions of the KLA the Serbs packed off home sharpish mostly unharmed.

    Unfortunately the prevailing Western air force groupthink is that air power succeeded - it didn't. It was an unbelievably potent force multiplier for the KLA though.