Retired Marine James Zumwalt has some thoughts on the Israel-Hamas war:
From Israel’s standpoint, the Gaza war is a convergence of the “perfect storm” — the right conditions by which to start the journey towards a final, unavoidable confrontation with Iran. Pressing these conditions to its advantage, Israel must continue the fight in Gaza until a critical objective is achieved. Unlike the 2006 conflict in Lebanon, Israel lacks the luxury this time of settling for a tie. Time, quite simply, is not on its side.
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