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The Second Lebanon War : strategic perspectives / edited by Shlomo Brom and Meir Elran.

Tel Aviv : Institute for National Security Studies, ©2007.
239 pages : charts ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"Explores various dimensions to the confrontation initiated by Israel on July 12, 2006 in response to Hizbollah provocation. The sixteen analytical essays and three appendices compiled here provide a strategic overview of the war and discuss the rationales underlying this violent clash. They delve into different dimensions of the war: its background, its nature and implications, and the strategic conclusions that can be drawn from it"--Page 4 of cover.
Introduction -- pt. I. Israeli dimensions -- 1. Political and military objectives in a limited war against a guerrilla organization -- 2. The decision making process in Israel -- 3. Deterrence and its limitations -- 4. A test of rival strategies: two ships passing in the night -- 5. The military campaign in Lebanon -- 6. Intelligence in the war: observations and insights -- 7. Israeli public opinion and the Second Lebanon War -- 8. The civilian front in the Second Lebanon War -- pt. II. Regional dimensions -- 9. "Divine victory" and earthly failures: was the war really a victory for Hizbollah? -- 10. The battle for Lebanon: Lebanon and Syria in the wake of the war -- 11. After the war: Iranian power and its limitations -- 12. July-August heat: the Israeli-Palestinian arena -- 13. The regional setting: statehood vs. anarchy -- 14. Regional implications: from radicalism to reform -- 15. The impact of the war on Arab security concepts -- 16. The international dimension: why so few constraints on Israel?
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