Daniel Pipes is president of the Middle East Forum. A former official in the U.S. departments of State and Defense, he has taught history at Chicago, Harvard, and Pepperdine universities, as well as the U.S. Naval War College. He has written thirteen books and his website, DanielPipes.org, with an archive of his writings, has recorded 70 million page visits. His writings have been translated into 37 languages and total over 11,000 items. He tweets at @DanielPipes.
Israel's War on Hamas: A Dozen Thoughts
1) Arab-Israeli warfare is not the conventional battle to control territory of old. Since 1982, the primary goal in this theater is to persuade the world of the righteousness of one’s cause. (I.e., who has the more affecting casualties?)