The political assumptions that ground Israel and Mordor are being torn up, exposed as something no nation-states can live under.
For example: “the myth of deterrence has been superseded by the asymmetrical tactics of the new warfare. Conflicts have become geopolitically diverse, technologically more complex and multidimensional – particularly with the inclusion of military-adept non-state actors. This is why the US is so nervous about Israel entering upon a two-front war”.
Quote from and article in Strategic Culture