War Outcomes : Victory Or Defeat?

1441 WordsSep 15, 20166 Pages
War outcomes: Victory or Defeat? Domestically, The organization has deepened its political presence through ‘nationalizing’ the cause, and strengthening social networks, and expand military and media power that is giving rise to national symbols, and increased the Lebanese the public trust, as it used the media to emphasize the Israeli aggression against civilians, especially women, and children; resulting to the increasing of the number of Lebanese and regional supporters of Hezbollah in the conflict. Through the smart conduct of the psychological war and portraying the conflict with Israel as a national effort. (Conway, 2009) The Opponent’s front, many elements empowered Hezbollah’s psychological warfare against Israel, First: it created power for itself that focused on causing civilian casualties. Second, exploiting the fear of economic losses that was emphasized in Nasrallah’s speeches. Finally the pressure on the families of Israeli soldiers through instilling a sense of guilt at having "their children across the border.” Furthermore, Hezbollah deepened its information warfare by taking advantage of Israeli governments poor estimates throughout and after the war in order to create a state of “mutual deterrence” between Israel and Hezbollah. These strategies began its inception during the first Lebanon war in 1982 and have enabled Hezbollah today to achieve what many countries in the region failed to do, which is to create a deterrence equation in the Israeli
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