Operation Rectification

The purpose of Operation Pillar of Defense was to redress the failings of the Second Lebanon War, repair the failings of Operation Cast Lead, and fix the failing of Israeli intelligence that could have brought Gilad Shalit home immediately after his abduction.

Operation Pillar of Defense was basically a rectification mission. Its purpose was to redress the failings that made the Second Lebanon War long, confused and unfocused; to repair the failings that made Operation Cast Lead clumsy and devastatingly destructive and the cause of massive Palestinian loss of life; to fix the failing of Israeli intelligence that could have brought Gilad Shalit home immediately after...