Friday, July 21, 2006
The War of the Missiles
Operations on the ground have long begun, with thousands of IDF troops in the theater. The Hizbullah is proving to be a smart and determined enemy. The IDF has taken a number of casualties. But it looks like the katyushot are letting up a bit. The main aim of the operation is to root out the many Hizbullah positions in southern Lebanon, which involves destroying a vast network of tunnels. An acquaintance of mine, Prof. Ra'anan Boustan, observed that this war does not have a name yet. He is pushing the moniker מלחמת הטילים (The War of the Missiles).