Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War : Diplomacy, Battle, and Lessons
The State of Israel faced one of its most difficult challenges during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Though the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) eventually emerged as the clear victor in the war, it suffered serious reverses at the outset of hostilities, as well as substantial losses in men and equipment. This book revisits the Yom Kippur War by exploring a number of issues that have not previously received the attention they deserve or that would benefit from a fresh evaluation. Among the issues examined are: the AmericanIsraeli and JordanianIsraeli relationships during the war; the roles of Israeli nuclear weapons and airpower; the IDF's practice of combined arms warfare; the reasons why the IDF turned the tide of the war more quickly on the Golan front than on the Sinai front; and the lessons derived from the war by the United States Army and the IDF.
- Electronic book text | 172 pages
- 03 Oct 2016
- Sussex Academic Press
- Brighton, United Kingdom