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The failure of the flanking maneuver to close the ring on the Republican Guards clearly reflected a failure of operational art and leadership at senior command levels, which greatly impacted the war's strategic outcome.
Rather than simply focus the world's attention, the Palestinians can combine a media offensive with political flanking maneuvers for a potentially devastating result.
A few good examples of flanking maneuvers are adopting newer processes such as foam pattern casting, newer materials such as austenitic ductile iron, machining services and just-in-time (JIT) programs.