In this Wednesday, March 29, 2017 photo, Israeli soldiers train with paintball guns during a drill at an Army base near Elyakim, Israel. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
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Between a collection of concrete buildings with Arabic graffiti designed to simulate a typical Lebanese village, dozens of Israeli officers are gearing up for their next battle with Hezbollah. It's a mission the Israeli military has focused on intensely in the decade since it fought an inconclusive monthlong war with the Iranian-backed group. Despite its military superiority, Israel ended the monthlong war with a feeling that it had not delivered the crushing blow it had sought. A commission of inquiry found the military to be inadequately prepared for the battle, and many troops acknowledged that they had underestimated Hezbollah's capabilities.Although Hezbollah's chief Hassan Nasrallah appears to be in no rush to resume hostilities with Israel, his group has gained valuable battle experience that has worried Israel, which says Hezbollah has significantly built up its weapons stockpile since 2006 and upgraded its arsenal to about 150,000 missiles.
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