Aaron Ellis on Israel’s deficit in strategic thought


Aaron Ellis of the spiffy Thinking Strategically blog has written a very interesting post about the disturbing tendency of Israeli leadership to shoot itself in the strategic foot. Ellis writes:

To think strategically is to distinguish the woods from the trees. Binyamin Netanyahu, his government and its ‘neocon’ fans have consistently failed to do this in the two years they have directed Israeli foreign policy.

Ellis touches on something that should concern any friend of Israel. A country that was once lauded for its strategic acumen has, since its invasion of southern Lebanon in 1982, lost its strategic way and too many of its officials and military officers confuse proficiency in tactical and operational art with strategic wisdom.


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