Win-win warfare in Gaza
After Gaza, both Israel and Hamas can point to military successes and limited losses, endowing both with strategic bounty, possibly offering a way to escape the cycle of revenge that would have been triggered by the humiliation and defeat of either side.
The recent confrontation between Israel and Hamas in Gaza introduces new elements in the evolution of modern warfare. Operation Pillar of Defense was an intense, asymmetric, one-week confrontation between Israel, a highly sophisticated military machine that fought a disciplined and tight counter-force campaign and the uninhibited militias of a non-state actor, Hamas, that concentrated on a counter-value,...
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