For the United States, the most important issues raised by the war between Israel and Hezbollah concern the way force transformation and network-centric warfare will work. Most accounts of both are highly theoretical. Only actual examples can clarify what we need, and the limits of this new style of warfare. One question is whether what the Israelis did, or tried to do, was much like what the United States hopes its transformed forces can do. Other questions are what, if anything, the Israeli experience says about our own ability to deal with similar quasinational forces.
World Naval Developments: Network-Centric Warfare in the Middle East
By Norman Friedman, Author, The Naval Institute Guide to World Naval Weapon Systems