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I am going to have a field day with this guy’s 444 page report [Ok – here is the link to my blog post on the whole report after I was able to read it]– as if we needed ANOTHER paper on the July war relying on the same arguments and same IDF data points! (Remember Biddle’s masterful work which managed to divine Hizbullah’s INTENTIONS with literally ONE footnote reference to a speech/statement by anyone in Hizbullah – no joke, ONE nasrallah quote in the 200 plus pages!)

Want a PhD idea? Do it on the “academic/think tank” discourse over the July 2006 War and what it says about the sorry state of that discourse…

The SO FAR best part: Benjamin S. Lambeth NEVER VISITED Lebanon! His account is literally haaretz and US/Israeli sources.

He attacks Arkin’s earlier report as wacky…. even though Arkin actually visited BOTH SIDES.


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Written by nickbiddlenoe

March 3, 2013 at 6:06 pm

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