The RandCorporation presents itself as a non-profit organization, a laboratory of ideas and a group of academic experts in policy analysis and formulation. Although the truth is that this type of “Think Tank” usually expects its reports which, after some time, usually have a correlation with the real level.
We have seen it before the war in Ukraine and now we can learn about its warnings and recommendations about the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
High priority recommendations
from RandCorporation recently published an interesting report on the status of Gaza and the conflict of Israel. And specifically, we answer and collect that point, because of the urgent importance, to US Army and the combined forces.
“Understanding the opponent”
The report says that, during their wars with Gaza, Hamas He has gone from an irregular enemy to a hybrid with qualities that only state actors once possessed. Israel must adapt to this changing enemy, such as deer must adapt when moving away from counterinsurgency. The Army must train to deal with hybrid adversaries and state actors (Russia, China, Iran, North Korea) with military capabilities far beyond those faced by the Army Iraq and Afghanistan.
“Understanding the limits of targeting accuracy in an urban context”
As the world’s population increasingly lives in cities, the Army should anticipate more frequent operations in urban environments, the report said. Enemies will try to prevent the advantages of American precision strikes and aerial sensors by hiding in the city and among large populations, as Israel’s enemies did in Gaza. Finally, says the RandCorporation, the Army You need to develop equipment, such as APS, as well as tactics, techniques and procedures to operate effectively in this environment.
“Development and deployment of defenses against rockets and missiles”
Another part of the Gaza battlefield is ubiquity of rockets, the report points out. Anti-missile defense, such as Iron Dome, helped solve this problem. The Army and joint forces will face rocket and missile attacks in the future, from the enemy’s limited hybrid capabilities to sophisticated systems operated by states such as North Korea. In this sense, the RandCorporation recommends that the Army improve the service and joint capabilities to find rockets and missile launches and strengthen their ability to destroy them from a distance. In addition, he advises the development of defenses to counter it.
“Investment in APS and armored vehicles”
The report said that APS and armored vehicles have proven vital to Israeli operations and are also critical to the US military. The Army has tried several solutions to provide protection for Abrams tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and Strykers. They recommend that this effort be made as soon as possible, even if this means only presenting an interim solution for the early deployment of units.
Fights in the tunnels
Operation Protective Edge revealed, according to the report, a dimension of the battlefield that surprised Israel: underground operations. Tunnels and other underground structures are another way for an adversary, according to the RandCorporation, to neutralize intelligence and exploit air power.