IDF Prepares for Next War with Hizbullah

( Adam Abrams - In the next war with Hizbullah, IDF operations would be based on "very accurate intelligence" collected "relentlessly" and "would minimize, to the greatest extent possible, harm to using the most precise guided munitions," said Col. Jonathan Conricus of the IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Hizbullah is deliberately "deployed in order to maximize collateral damage" to civilians, he added. One-third of the homes in southern Lebanon's 130 villages are known to house military components belonging to Hizbullah. Using its "networked intelligence," the IDF is prepared to implement "a massive precision strike...on a scale which far exceeds the assessed growth in Hizbullah's military [capability]," said Brig.-Gen. (res.) Assaf Orion, a senior research fellow at Israel's Institute for National Security Studies. Israel is "far better prepared for the next war with Hizbullah" than it was in the 2006 war, said Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, senior vice president for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. "We see now the appearance of stealth tank technology, the preparation for ground warfare and the possibility of tunnels into well as the preparation for mass volleys of rockets launched by Hizbullah into Israel."

2017-09-20 00:00:00

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