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This article is somewhere between naive and silly, although nowhere near as much as some of the responses. It is trivially obvious that the aggressor in any military situation has temporary advantage. To imply that recent losses are something new and unique for IDF is patently dishonest, or are we to believe that the author doesn't remember the much much more important early tactical successes that Sadat's Egyption army was able to achieve in the 1973 campaign? The issue is whether IDF can follow up with enough destruction to Hamas and Hezbollah (and Lebanon) military capabilities to make the relatively small initial losses acceptable in a strategic sense. As far as relatively successful attack on Israeli ship by remote controlled drone, this is a well-recognized and appropriately respected asymmetric warfare threat. Compare to more disastrous sinking of the Elath by Styx missile 40 years ago, for which Israel Navy, although caught by surprise, rapidly developed countermeasures.