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The Egyptian strategy for the Yom Kippur war : an analysis /
Dani Asher ; translated by Moshe Tlamim ; foreword by Shlomo Gazit.
imprint
Jefferson, NC : McFarland, c2009.
description
ix, 276 p.
ISBN
0786442530 (softcover : alk. paper), 9780786442539 (softcover : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, NC : McFarland, c2009.
isbn
0786442530 (softcover : alk. paper)
9780786442539 (softcover : alk. paper)
contents note
Introduction : the Egyptian military concept on the eve of the Yom Kippur war -- The Egyptian army : from the six-day war to the end of the war of attrition -- Israel's defense system on the Sinai front -- Egypt prior to the Yom Kippur war : acceptance of the Soviet warfare doctrine -- Potential problems in the campaign : planning the military solutions -- The Soviet warfare doctrine and its application by the Egyptians.
abstract
"This volume examines the military strategy and issues that Egyptian war planners faced during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Of major interest is the relationship between the political and military leaders and how that affected the buildup and course of the conflict"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
6926543
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Dani Asher served in the Israel Defense Forces intelligence service for more then 40 years, mainly dealing with the southern front with Egypt, and took part in all the IDF wars since 1962. He has written many classified books and articles about wars in the Middle East. He teaches in the IDF war colleges and is a member of the Israeli and the International Commission for Military History.
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Main Description
This volume examines the military strategy and issues that Egyptian war planners faced during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Of major interest is the relationship between the political and military leaders and how that affected the buildup and course of the conflict. Taking this as a starting place, the author concentrates on how Soviet military doctrinal changes presented themselves between the conclusion of the Six-Day War and the Yom Kippur War.
Library of Congress Summary
"This volume examines the military strategy and issues that Egyptian war planners faced during the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Of major interest is the relationship between the political and military leaders and how that affected the buildup and course of the conflict"--Provided by publisher.

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