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.
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.
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.
Electronic warfare at sea.
Assad didn’t require so large a security detail when visiting a rebel neighborhood as did IDF reservists visiting York University.
How the IDF lost sight of its winning doctrine.
Only a determined ground effort can break the spirit of the enemy.
From intercepting missiles in space to stopping them with lasers.
A counterintuitive solution.
Human Rights Watch’s latest libel.
An early-warning system in the event of a Philistine attack.
Solving the problems that are bringing about Israel’s second election this year.
In 2007 Assad was on the verge of obtaining nuclear weapons.