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Military Strategy in Lebanon and Gaza

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Military Strategy in Lebanon and Gaza

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Military Strategy in Lebanon and Gaza

Military Strategy in Lebanon and Gaza

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When fighting began in Lebanon three weeks ago, Israel thought an air campaign against Hezbollah's leadership and weapon-storage locations would dismantle the group. However, the prolonged fighting shows that Hezbollah is a far more disciplined and prepared enemy than they anticipated. Guests on the program discuss the military tactics and larger strategic goals of both sides and what they are trying to accomplish.

Guests:

Col. Robert Killibrew, retired colonel, now a consultant who writes and speaks on military affairs

John Arquilla, professor of defense analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School; his latest book is The Reagan Imprint: Ideas in American Foreign Policy from the Collapse of Communism to the War on Terror

Ambassador James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corp.

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