Other than my interests in Christian theology and philosophy, I am also an avid military historian and wargamer. So while I'm very interested in this current little eruption of war between Israel and Lebanon for spiritual and religious reasons, I'm also interested in it from the perspective of military history and strategy.
One thing that has really struck me, which I haven't seen mention of in the media or on the net (until now) is how much Hezbollah's tactics and strategy seem very similar to Japan's during the battle of Iwo Jima. In both instances, the defending forces make significant use of tunnels, bunkers, deception and difficult terrain to inflict maximum causalties on the attacking force.
I've seen more than one commentator wonder why the Israeli Army doesn't have all of little Lebanon in it's hip pocket already, rather than having gone no further than maybe just three miles into Lebanon! Well, if Hezbollah is following the Iwo Jima playbook, then the Israeli army is going to measure it's progress in yards and inches, not miles. That does NOT mean that the Israeli army is losing the battle, as I've seen some commentators indicatate, rather they are fighting in terrain that does not allow for blitzkrieg tactics.
I've just found an excellent commentary about Israeli strategy on the American Thinker website that deals with this very issue: "Hezbollah's Iwo Jima Delusion" (Thanks to GDS_Starfury from the Wargamer.com web forum for posting the article.)