The commander of the Israeli Air Force, Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel, said in a speech on Wednesday that the IAF now needs no more than 60 hours, and possibly only 48 hours, to achieve as much as it did during all 34 days of the 2nd Lebanon War in 2006. If another war with Hizballah breaks out on the northern front, Israel's forces including the IAF will need to deliver as powerful a strike as possible in the limited time available, according to the general. He said the IAF now has powerful weapons that it did not have in the past. As to the risk of civilian casualties during such a conflict, he called on Lebanese civilians to leave their homes if they are being used by the terrorist organization to hide missile launchers. Eshel added it is important that most of the IAF's operations go unreported because the difference between success and failure is sometimes a matter of seconds.