Combined Arms Warfare in Israeli Military History : From the War of Independence to Operation Protective Edge Paperback / softback
by DAVID RODMAN
Combined arms warfare (CAW) -- the integration of different arms on the battlefield (eg: armor, infantry, artillery, aircraft, and engineers) in order to achieve maximal efficiency there -- is as old as war itself.
Every army across both time and space that has engaged in combat has practiced one version or another of CAW, whether consciously or otherwise.
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has been no exception to the rule.
This book traces the Israeli experience with CAW from the countrys War of Independence in 1947-49 (against a coalition of Arab states) through Operation Protective Edge in 2014 (against a coalition of Hamas-led terrorist/insurgent groups).
It describes and analyzes the IDFs practice of CAW in each interstate war (IW), asymmetrical war (AW), and low-intensity conflict (LIC) that Israel has fought since the countrys establishment in the mid-twentieth century.
The book also highlights the Israeli approach to CAW in respect of special operations (SPEC OPS).
With no end in sight to the ArabIsraeli conflict, and with further hostilities between Israel and its neighbors virtually assured in the future, Combined Arms Warfare in Israeli Military History constitutes an essential addition to the literature about Middle Eastern warfare.
This book is aimed primarily at the academic and research community, but it is fully accessible to anyone with an interest in Israeli military history.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 172 pages, illus
- Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
- Publication Date: 01/08/2019
- Category: Middle Eastern history
- ISBN: 9781845199807
- Hardback from £27.75