Israel’s Battle with Hamas Through the Eyes of an Expert

May 15, 2024 | John Spencer
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John Spencer of West Point is one of the world’s leading experts on urban and subterranean warfare and a veteran of the U.S. war in Iraq. Since October he has visited Israel, observed the fighting, and surveyed some of the terrain where key events have taken place. In this conversation with Sam Harris, Spencer addresses various aspects of the war, including the nature of the brutal attacks with which it began, the IDF’s efforts to protect Palestinian civilians, the way almost all reporting in the West grossly misunderstands and misinterprets what is happening, and the prospects for an Israeli victory. (Audio, 99 minutes.)

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