The Second Lebanon War: Strategic Perspectives

This book explores the various dimensions of the second Lebanon war. It provides a strategic overview of the war and discusses the rationales underlying it: its background, its nature and implications, and the strategic conclusions that can be drawn from it.

Shlomo Brom and Meir Elran (editors), The Second Lebanon War: Strategic Perspectives, INSS, 2007.

This book explores the various dimensions to the confrontation initiated by Israel on July 12, 2006 in response to Hizbollah provocation. The sixteen analytical essays and three appendices complied in the book provide a strategic overview of the war and discuss the rationales underlying this violent clash. They delve into different dimensions of war: its background, its nature and implications, and the strategic conclusions that can be drawn from it

The essays review the main undercurrents to the war. Part 1 is devoted to Israeli dimensions, specifically, the theoretical strategic underpinnings to the confrontation; the military strategies employed; and the Israeli political and domestic scenes. The essays in part 2 examine the conduct of the regional actors engaged by the clash, including Hizbollah, Lebanon, Iran and the Palestinians. These are joined by analyses of the developments within the sharply divided Arab world and the international involvement in the crisis.

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