"Logic will get you from A to B.
Imagination will take you everywhere."
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
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.