Lessons from Israel's Wars in Gaza

(RAND Corporation) Raphael S. Cohen et al. - A report prepared for the U.S. Army covers a five-year period of conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza from 2009 to 2014. It analyzes how an advanced military fought a determined, adaptive, hybrid adversary, and describes how the Israel Defense Forces evolved to meet asymmetric threats. The report draws a series of lessons from the Israeli experience for the U.S. Army: from the importance of armored vehicles and active protection systems to the limitations of airpower in urban terrain and of conventional militaries to deter nonstate actors.

2017-08-09 00:00:00

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