Small Wars Journal


A Victory for Whom? Lessons from the 1982 and 2006 Lebanon Wars

Although Israel achieved a tactical victory in the First Lebanon War, it was a ‘strategic mishap’ because it catalyzed Hezbollah’s formation, failed to produce a durable peace agreement with Lebanon and set in motion the Second Lebanon War of 2006. This essay evaluates the causes and outcome of the two Lebanon wars.

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The Second Lebanon War: Failures, Lessons Learned and the Future SWJED Mon, 05/15/2017 - 1:29am

This paper's intent is to evaluate Israel’s performance in the second Lebanon war by identifying key failures, the causes of those failures, and to draw out lessons learned.

Arab Rockets, Iranian Missiles, and Israeli Air Defenses Peter J. Munson Tue, 02/26/2013 - 3:30am

Israel’s defenses against rockets and ballistic missiles provide important strategic benefits to the state, and they may change the face of Middle Eastern warfare in the future.