507768883Three main lessons can be learned from Wednesday’s IDF interception of a ship that frustrated the smuggling of missiles from Iran to Gaza. First, the navy proved its capability to act far from Israel’s shores. But that is not something new. The navy has operated this way successfully for more than a decade, assisted by its fleet of submarines, missile boats and the navy commandos. What is most impressive in yesterday’s operation is the intelligence that led to the ship’s capture which was precise and which demonstrates the impressive capabilities of the intelligence network: The Mossad, IDF Military Intelligence, the intelligence arms of the IAF and of the Navy, the network of satellites, who all concentrated their efforts on the Iranian weapons supply highway. MORE