Tim Fawdry-Jeffries considers observer perceptions of the outcome of war, taking as examples the Second Lebanon and Gaza Wars.
Tim Fawdry-Jeffries is a serving Officer in the Royal Air Force having recently undertaken a Chief of the Air Staff’s Fellowship on the Changing Character of War programme. During his fellowship he conducted research on how groups of observers cognitively decide on the outcome of war. His research culminated with the submission of a paper for publication in the Air Power Review entitled ‘The perception of victory: How war is won or lost in the mind of the observer’. This paper draws upon the thoughts of contemporary theorists and uses the Second Lebanon War and Gaza War as a comparative case study.