If War Comes: Israel vs. Hizbullah and Its Allies

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) - Jeffrey White The next war on Israel's northern border will bear little resemblance to the 2006 confrontation between the Israel Defense Forces and Hizbullah in Lebanon. It is likely to be broader and much more intense, with the potential to transform the wider region both militarily and politically. This new study offers not a prediction of war, but rather an estimation of what renewed hostilities between Israel and Hizbullah might look like. It offers a meticulously calculated forecast of the future battlefield - supplemented by original maps and graphics - outlining the capabilities and operational objectives of the two sides, the potentially game-changing roles played by Syria and Iran, and the possible impact on the region's post-conflict military and political environments. The study concludes that this is the war the IDF must win. Jeffrey White, a 34-year veteran of the Defense Intelligence Agency, is a defense fellow at The Washington Institute.

2010-09-17 09:12:46

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