The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has significantly stepped up the scope and frequency of its combat training, as sub-state jihadist enemies around Israel build up their power. In the event of any future large-scale conflict — whether it be against Hezbollah in southern Lebanon or possibly in Syria; against Hamas in Gaza; or against other foes in other arenas — Israeli military planners believe they will need a ground offensive, in addition to the use of massive air power against enemy targets. Should Israeli military forces need to cross borders to engage enemies and extinguish rocket fire against the Israeli home front, they will have to deal with heavily armed guerrilla-terrorist forces, entrenched in the middle of built-up civilian areas, with access to tunnels, underground bunkers, anti-tank missiles, mortars, machine guns and mines. Read complete story HERE!
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