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The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War: An Analysis

The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War: An Analysis

by Dani Asher


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ISBN-13: 9780786442539
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 07/07/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dani Asher served in the Israel Defense Forces intelligence service for more than 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.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Foreword by Major General Shlomo Gazit (Ret.) 1

Preface 3

Introduction: The Egyptian Military Concept on the Eve of the Yom Kippur War 9

1. The Egyptian Army: From the Six-Day War to the End of the War of Attrition 13

2. Israel’s Defense System on the Sinai Front 35

3. Egypt Prior to the Yom Kippur War: Acceptance of the Soviet Warfare Doctrine 56

4. Potential Problems in the Campaign: Planning the Military Solutions 72

5. The Soviet Warfare Doctrine and Its Application by the Egyptians 97

Conclusion 178

Appendix A: The Soviet Warfare Doctrine—The Attack at the Divisional and Field Army Levels 187

Appendix B: The Development of Deception in the Soviet Warfare Doctrine 202

Appendix C: The Infantry Division Crossing a Water Obstacle, Order No. 41 from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces 205

Appendix D: The Second Infantry Division’s Attack Order in the Yom Kippur War 226

Appendix E: Battle Order No. 1 for Operation “Granite 2 Improved,” Issued by the Commander of the Seventh Division 228

Appendix F: The IDF’s Defense System on the Suez Canal and Its Capture by the Attacking Forces 233

Chapter Notes 241

Bibliography 267

Index 272

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