By Angel Rabasa, Peter Chalk, Kim Cragin, Sara A. Daly, HEather S. Gregg
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Some represent deadly threats to the states that they seek to subvert; others, like Hezbollah, could suddenly emerge as global threats. S. S. Air Force In Part 1, we discussed the use of air power as an option to attack terrorists in diﬃcult or inhospitable terrain, as well as the use of air transport in counterterrorist or counterinsurgency operations in countries with widely dispersed populations and poor land transportation infrastructure. These considerations apply as well to many of the cases discussed in this volume, with the diﬀerence that, with the exception of the Iraqi insurgency, the United States is not—and as a general principle should not—be involved in direct military operations against these groups.
S. government. S. targets, however unlikely that may be. Environmental Factors Several environmental factors inﬂuence Hamas’s choice of tactics, targets, and strategic objectives. The primary inﬂuence, as discussed above, appears to be its relationship with local Palestinian communities and, to some extent, the Palestinian diaspora. But there are other important factors. For example, during the Gulf War, Arafat chose to side with Saddam Hussein. Hamas leaders, in contrast, openly criticized Saddam’s occupation of Kuwait.
7 Marwan Barghouti, quoted in “Hizballah Lends Its Services to the Palestinian Intifada” (2001). 8 At the same time, the group maintains its armed wing, conducting some limited attacks on Israeli forces and supplying military aid to Palestinian groups. With the advent of the second (al-Aqsa) intifada9 (2000–2004), Hezbollah also appeared to take a greater—or at least more direct— role in the Palestinian conﬂict with Israel. Although Hezbollah had provided weapons and training in the past, some believe it was also beginning to provide some strategic direction to Palestinian groups as well as helping various factions match needs with skills.