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Israel Discovering Transformation’s Limits?

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Hezbollah/Iran’s rockets DefenseTech brings us reports that American and Israeli intelligence seriously underestimated the amount and quality of weapons Hezbollah’s state sponsors have managed to smuggle to them, including advanced anti-ship missiles and an arsenal of rockets from Iran that include weapons considered SRBMs. Intelligence is always imprecise, however, and slip-ups like this are to be expected on occasion. Recent events may have put a more serious dent, however, in some implementation doctrines around military transformation and “the Revolution in Military Affairs.” DID has talked about both transformation’s value and its limitations, as expressed in case studies and situations like the US military’s encounter at Objective Peach in 2003. The Israelis, too, may be finding the limits of transformation, according to some Israeli military observers. (click to enlarge) DefenseTech has a link-filled article called “Tech Undermining Israeli Army?” that makes the following points: “…security experts and military officers not directly involved in the fighting say there are fundamental flaws in Israel’s budget-draining techno-centric defensive strategy,” and especially reliance on networked sensors as the mainstay of surveillance efforts. These failed rather conspicuously in allowing the surprise kidnapping of 2 Israeli soldiers by Hezbollah. Meanwhile, there are complaints that the level of […]

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