Amir Oren, Senior correspondent and columnist
Amir Oren is a senior correspondent and columnist for Haaretz and a member of the newspaper's editorial board. He writes about defense and military affairs, the government and international relations.
Despite the existence of the military branch called the Home Front Command, the sad truth that is being revealed daily in the 'Katyusha communities' is that of a home front without a command.
This is an updated version of the Litani Operation in March 1978 in which two divisions and another brigade operated in exactly those places that are once again in the news.
To prevent a serious incident, one must deal with its fundamental causes. However, the justification for this initiative will only be evident once the serious incident actually takes place.
At Kerem Shalom, people like to say today, things would have been different if only the lookouts had looked behind them as well.