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What are “Defensible Borders?”

When I hear “defensible borders” my mind immediately travels a familiar set of paths. Weapon types used by Israel’s neighbors, ranges, targets, lines of communication, supply routes… After 20+ years it’s an ingrained habit. For those of you who didn’t spend your adult lives under the sweltering comfort of a ballistic helmet or memorize the 7-step Military Decision Making Process, The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs has a video on its YouTube page.

It explains “defensible” in a way that even Nancy Pelosi should understand.

nessa
Retired Paratrooper, Biker, Tattoo Artist

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  1. I trust the professional appraisal of the IDF. If they said they needed to be on the banks of the Suez Canal for survival, I would trust them. It’s not about territorial aggrandizement, it’s about buffer for a fair chance of successful defense against proven enemies who *will* strike again. Occurs to me the Israelis are very much in the position of the Brits in the Battle of Britain in 1940, but without the channel. They have just a few minutes to detect, assess, scramble, intercept and defeat any incursion.

    • Good analogy cactusjack, I agree. I’ve met some members of the IDF, they’re impressive. They’ve been on the banks of the Suez, in 56. I never thought they should have given it back in the first place.

  2. I hope you like the pic I found to use for the feature image. Of course I had to go back over 3,000 years ago in time for a map of the twelve Hebrew tribes, and modern liberals will hate it. That last thought is delightful on its own.

  1. I trust the professional appraisal of the IDF. If they said they needed to be on the banks of the Suez Canal for survival, I would trust them. It’s not about territorial aggrandizement, it’s about buffer for a fair chance of successful defense against proven enemies who *will* strike again. Occurs to me the Israelis are very much in the position of the Brits in the Battle of Britain in 1940, but without the channel. They have just a few minutes to detect, assess, scramble, intercept and defeat any incursion.

    • Good analogy cactusjack, I agree. I’ve met some members of the IDF, they’re impressive. They’ve been on the banks of the Suez, in 56. I never thought they should have given it back in the first place.

  2. I hope you like the pic I found to use for the feature image. Of course I had to go back over 3,000 years ago in time for a map of the twelve Hebrew tribes, and modern liberals will hate it. That last thought is delightful on its own.

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