View Full Version : Israeli War Plan Had No Exit Strategy

10-21-2006, 07:02 AM
21 October Washington Post - Israeli War Plan Had No Exit Strategy (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/10/20/AR2006102001688.html) by Scott Wilson.

... An examination of the first days of the war shows that leaders of Israel's newly elected government launched a broad military campaign without a clear strategy for how it was to end. It also reveals that while Israeli military officials anticipated an entrenched guerrilla force, front-line officers were surprised by just how well prepared Hezbollah was.

This account was drawn from interviews with Israeli military commanders, senior political and diplomatic officials and soldiers, and a visit to the site where the war began. Several commissions are investigating how Israel's political and military leadership managed the war, and those conclusions could determine how long Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government remains in office...

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