Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Reveals Israel’s ‘Campaign Between the Wars’ Against Iran to New York Times

Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Gadi Eizenkot revealed in an interview with The New York Times over the weekend that Israel has not only been undertaking pinpoint strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, but following a general strategy of “the campaign between the wars” to thwart Iranian entrenchment, and Eizenkot believes Israel is winning.

“We struck thousands of targets without claiming responsibility or asking for credit,” Eizenkot told Times columnist Bret Stephens.

“We operated under a certain threshold until two-and-a-half years ago,” he explained. “And then we noticed a significant change in Iran’s strategy. Their vision was to have significant influence in Syria by building a force of up to 100,000 Shi’ite fighters from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq. They built intelligence bases and an air force base within each Syrian air base. And they brought civilians in order to indoctrinate them.”

As a result of this, when Iran fired rockets across the border, Israel undertook a series of massive airstrikes against Iranian targets.

via Outgoing IDF Chief of Staff Reveals Israel’s ‘Campaign Between the Wars’ Against Iran to New York Times

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