This report describes how the Israel Defense Force evolved to meet an adaptive and determined hybrid adversary during its wars in Gaza. It then draws a series of lessons from the Israeli experience for the U.S. Army and the joint force: from the importance of armored vehicles and active protection systems to the limitations of airpower in urban terrain and of conventional militaries to deter nonstate actors.
Reviews of From Cast Lead to Protective Edge: Lessons from Israel’s Wars in Gaza. From Cast Lead to Protective Edge: Lessons from Israel’s Wars in Gaza (9780833097873): Raphael S. Cohen, David E. Johnson, David E. Thaler, Brenna Allen, Elizabeth M. Bartels, James Cahill, Shira Efron: Books. Buy online at Aviation Bookstore.