Eyal Weizman analysis the ‘moving-through-walls‘ concept of the IDF, by interviewing militars on their reading and understanding of specifically Deleuze’s and Guattari’s concept of the ‘smooth’ and the ‘striated’ space:
.. To understand the IDFâ€™s tactics for moving through Palestinian urban spaces, it is necessary to understand how they interpret the by now familiar principle of â€˜swarmingâ€™ â€“ a term that has been a buzzword in military theory since the start of the US post cold War doctrine known as the Revolution in Military Affairs. The swarm manoeuvre was in fact adapted, from the Artificial Intelligence principle of swarm intelligence, which assumes that problem-solving capacities are found in the interaction and communication of relatively unsophisticated agents (ants, birds, bees, soldiers) with little or no centralized control. The swarm exemplifies the principle of non-linearity apparent in spatial, organizational and temporal terms. …. Naveh: â€˜Operative and tactical commanders depend on one another and learn the problems through constructing the battle narrative; [â€¦] action becomes knowledge, and knowledge becomes action. [â€¦] Without a decisive result possible, the main benefit of operation is the very improvement of the system as a system.â€™ ..
… Future military attacks on urban terrain will increasingly be dedicated to the use of technologies developed for the purpose of â€˜un-walling the wallâ€™, to borrow a term from Gordon Matta-Clark. This is the new soldier/architectâ€™s response to the logic of â€˜smart bombsâ€™. The latter have paradoxically resulted in higher numbers of civilian casualties simply because the illusion of precision gives the military-political complex the necessary justification to use explosives in civilian environments.