‘Defensive walls and long-range strikes’ – the key for Israel in a chaotic region

Israel can best ride out the regional storm raging around it by adopting a defensive "wall" strategy, mixed with an enhanced long-range strike capability, while cooperating with the surviving Arab powers and kingdoms, a former intelligence and operations officer told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

Lt.-Col. Ron Tira, a reservist at the Israel Air Force’s Campaign Planning Department, and author of The Nature of War, is a former fighter pilot with over 30 years of experience.

He said the Sykes-Picot system of Arab states is continuing to collapse across much of the Middle East, as a hostile Iran exploits the situation to expand its influence in areas that reach right up to Israel’s borders. Anti-state Arab actors, most of them following a radical jihadist agenda, are not far behind, filling the vacuum as well.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Defensive-walls-and-long-range-strikes-the-key-for-Israel-in-a-chaotic-region-402915

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