War is not just the shower of bullets and bombs from both sides, it is also the shower of blood and bones on both sides.
I didn't want to do movies with hundreds of camels crossing the desert followed by tanks and this and that.
Like Iran and Syria supplied Hezbollah with sophisticated anti-tank rockets - Matisse, Cornet, and other RPGs that caused great damage to Israeli tanks and Israeli infantry in 2006 - they did the same in Gaza with Hamas.
Think tanks are chiefly supposed to provide independent expertise to policymakers. But they also seek to be politically relevant.