Top Commander Stresses Changing Nature of Modern Warfare

Top Commander Stresses Changing Nature of Modern Warfare

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan stated that modern wars have assumed new shape and nature and human factor and asymmetric tactics now play a bigger role compared with the past conflicts.

“The existing conditions in the region have changed and these days we witness new forms of threats, which are different from those in the past,” Pourdastan said.

“The future wars will be human-centered wars," Pourdastan noted.

Pourdastan said that the current atmosphere is called an "asymmetrical atmosphere" by military commentators, adding, “According to the military analysts, under such conditions the more advanced side should win the war, but the realities on the ground may show different results. It means that advanced technologies alone do not create asymmetry, and that at times religious beliefs and convictions can be the cause of asymmetry."

Referring to the 33-Day War of the Zionist regime against the Lebanese Hezbollah Movement, the Iranian commander said, “In that war we saw that through resorting to the power of faith, Hezbollah managed to defeat an enemy equipped with highly advanced weapons."

The 33-Day War, also called the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War and known in Lebanon as the July War was military conflict in Lebanon, northern Israel and the Golan Heights.

The conflict started in July 2006, and continued until a United Nations-brokered ceasefire went into effect in the morning of 14 August 2006, though it formally ended on September 8, 2006, when Israel lifted its naval blockade of Lebanon.



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