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The Assad Regime Won Syria's Civil War. Can It Survive an Israeli Attack?

| Mar. 10, 2019

Syria's descent into the living hell of civil war has had mixed ramifications for Israel.

Syria's armed forces, the primary threat against which the IDF was built and trained for decades, have been devastated and, with the partial exception of its air defenses, no longer constitute a major military challenge to Israel.

With Egypt and Jordan having long ratified peace and the demise of the "eastern front" following the second Gulf War, Israel no longer faces any neighboring state with the capability and desire to wage war against it, a dramatic improvement in its strategic position....

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Freilich, Chuck."The Assad Regime Won Syria's Civil War. Can It Survive an Israeli Attack?" Haaretz, March 10, 2019.