IDF

In 1948, he served as a stark counter-example to the view (which he mostly held) that history is driven by material factors and not by great leaders.

Feb. 24 2020 12:01AM

Ancient Jewish history, with which he was well acquainted, showed what could happen in the absence of a central military command. He made sure it wouldn’t happen again.

Feb. 17 2020 12:01AM

If the Jews could hang on through the tough early months, he thought, they would grow considerably stronger while their opponents might well become weaker. And so it proved to be.

Feb. 12 2020 12:01AM

The pre-state militia had actually prepared well for the outbreak of war in 1948. But its commanders generally hailed from rival political parties to Ben-Gurion’s.

Feb. 10 2020 12:01AM

Electronic warfare at sea.

Abraham Rabinovich
Jan. 9 2020 12:01AM

Assad didn’t require so large a security detail when visiting a rebel neighborhood as did IDF reservists visiting York University.

Aboud Dandachi
Nov. 27 2019 12:01AM

How the IDF lost sight of its winning doctrine.

David M. Weinberg
Nov. 4 2019 12:01AM

Only a determined ground effort can break the spirit of the enemy.

Jerusalem Institute for Strategy and Security
Sept. 9 2019 12:01AM

From intercepting missiles in space to stopping them with lasers.

Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer
Aug. 13 2019 12:01AM

A counterintuitive solution.

Amiḥai Attali
Aug. 9 2019 12:01AM

Human Rights Watch’s latest libel.

Geoffrey Corn and Rachel VanLandingham
July 2 2019 12:01AM

An early-warning system in the event of a Philistine attack.

Jerusalem Post
June 20 2019 12:01AM

Solving the problems that are bringing about Israel’s second election this year.

Yohanan Plesner
June 4 2019 12:01AM

In 2007 Assad was on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons.

Yaakov Katz
May 17 2019 12:01AM