Assad, Hamas, and Israel's disappearing deterrence
On both the Syria and Gaza fronts, the upkeep of military deterrence is becoming increasingly difficult to achieve.
The events of the last two days in the Golan Heights and the Gaza Strip reflect the nature of the security challenge Israel must now confront. There’s no danger of a real war, at least for now. But on both the Syrian border and the border with Hamas in Gaza there is instability that is manifested in sporadic fire into Israel. The Netanyahu government is trying to see to it that these conflicts remain contained...
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