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By Israel Tal

ISBN-10: 027596812X

ISBN-13: 9780275968120

A finished account of Israel's doctrine of nationwide defense, this research examines to what measure safeguard theories have confirmed legitimate and indicates an up to date protection doctrine for the subsequent century. starting with the institution of the nation of Israel in 1948, Israeli safety planners have confronted a frightening activity. common Tal describes the historical past of the Israel-Arab wars from the battle of Independence onward and provides a safety concept particular to Israel from which the scuffling with doctrines of the Israeli army derive. He additionally to categorizes the degrees of defense numerous international locations get pleasure from due to their differing geo-political events, their energy, and the conflicts of pursuits that they face with their neighbors.

This quantity clarifies issues within the region of nationwide defense, the artwork of conflict, ideas of battle, and classes discovered from previous conflicts. Tal concludes that prior protection concept proved legitimate since it was once established upon a call to allocate the nice section of to be had assets, either highbrow and fabric, to safe nationwide security. even though, this thought is not any longer legitimate because of political alterations within the heart East and the advance of contemporary army applied sciences. He asserts a brand new procedure that rests upon mutual strategic deterrence during the region.

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National Security: The Israeli Experience

A finished account of Israel's doctrine of nationwide defense, this examine examines to what measure safety theories have confirmed legitimate and indicates an up to date safety doctrine for the following century. starting with the institution of the country of Israel in 1948, Israeli security planners have confronted a frightening job.

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The military echelon is subordinate to the political national leaders, yet in the final analysis there is an ongoing dynamic, a synthesis of mutual influence between the two levels of leadership, the political and the military. The boundaries between them are neither well defined nor clear and distinct, but relative. CHAPTER 4 THE PURSUIT OF WORLD PEACE AND INTERNATIONAL SECURITY World War I was a total war, one that extracted a heavy price in blood. ” At war’s end there was a widespread feeling that mankind could not bear the bloodshed caused by total war.

On the one hand, the very deployment of forces creates a threat to a variety of objectives, permitting a choice between possible lines of advance. The enemy is forced to disperse his forces defensively, in order to meet a variety of potential 50 National Security Doctrine threats. On the other hand, positioning forces deep in the enemy’s territory prevents him from advancing into Israel; if he did so, he would expose the flanks and rear of his own forces. Thus, such deployment on vital operational ground deep in enemy territory confers both offensive and defensive advantage.

If the IDF did not maintain such a capability, distant states would enjoy immunity to painful counterblows. DESTRUCTION OF INFRASTRUCTURE AND THREATENING CAPITALS A danger to Israel’s very existence could materialize if its assault power collapsed and all appeared lost. Under such circumstances, no doubt should be allowed about the choice that remained—the automatic waging of total war. Intermediate stages in escalation must be observed, though, before the IDF stops being selective about its objectives and means.

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