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Author Lambeth, Benjamin S.

Title Air operations in Israel's war against Hezbollah [electronic resource] : learning from Lebanon and getting it right in Gaza / Benjamin S. Lambeth.

Imprint Santa Monica, Calif. : RAND Corporation, 2011.


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Description xxxiii, 388 p. : ill., maps.
Note "Project Air Force.".
"MG-835-AF"--P. [4] of cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 345-366) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Highlights of the campaign -- Key Israeli air accomplishments -- Problems in air employment -- The Winograd Commission's findings -- A second chance in Gaza -- The Second Lebanon War reconsidered.
Summary In response to a surprise incursion by Hezbollah combatants into northern Israel and their abduction of two Israeli soldiers, Israel launched a campaign that included the most complex air offensive to have taken place in the history of the Israeli Air Force (IAF). Many believe that the inconclusive results of this war represent a "failure of air power." The author demonstrates that this conclusion is an oversimplification of a more complex reality. He assesses the main details associated with the Israeli Defense Forces' (IDF's) campaign against Hezbollah to correct the record regarding what Israeli air power did and did not accomplish (and promise to accomplish) in the course of contributing to that campaign. He considers IAF operations in the larger context of the numerous premises, constraints, and ultimate errors in both military and civilian leadership strategy choice that drove the Israeli government's decisionmaking throughout the counteroffensive. He also examines the IDF's more successful operation against the terrorist organization Hamas in the Gaza Strip in December 2008 and January 2009, to provide points of comparison and contrast in the IDF's conduct of the latter campaign based on lessons learned and assimilated from its earlier combat experience in Lebanon.--Publisher description.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Subject Israel. el ha-air.
Hizballah (Lebanon)
Lebanon War, 2006 -- Aerial operations, Israeli.
Arab-Israeli conflict -- 1993- -- Aerial operations, Israeli.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rand Corporation.
Project Air Force (U.S.)
ProQuest (Firm)
Added Title Israel's war against Hezbollah
ISBN 9780833051462 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0833051466 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780833058430 (e-book)

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