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Israel in 2008 and America in 2011

In the summer of 2006, Israel sent forces into Lebanon.  The strike, while tactically successful, failed on two terms: on the diplomatic level, where Israel began to turn a number of lukewarm friends into skeptics, and—more importantly, I would say—on that of its military reputation.  The IDF, though not stopped, suddenly looked vulnerable.  For Israel,…