"Logic will get you from A to B.

Imagination will take you everywhere."

 Albert Einstein 


This essay presents an operational account of Major-General Orde Charles Wingate’s military praxis, the concept of Long-Range Penetration, being its cornerstone.

It tackles the subject through an interdisciplinary (generalized) approach – the engagement of historiographic, martial and cultural perspectives. Its fusion fosters the quest for a wholistic interpretation of this concept from a contemporary viewpoint, including its relevance to evolving strategic trends and to current transformations in the conduct of war.


To date, despite voluminous accounts published on the Burma campaigns, only a few studies have dealt with Wingate’s operational value.



In that sense, my work offers a new interpretation of old circumstances.




Between Teaching and Learning – IDF Doctine and the Unfolding of the Second Lebanon War 

June 2008 


I was asked to share with you today my perception of what went wrong during the Second Lebanon War, and whether doctrine played a role in that turn of events.


Impartial observer in this matter, I am not – Between the years 2000 and 2006, I was a member of the Operational Theory Research Institute of the IDF (OTRI).


In the summer of 2006, OTRI became synonymous with much of the command upheaval that characterized that war.




Ofra Graicer's interview on alternative approaches to strategy, operations and the Israeli Palestinian peace process

October  2015