Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the by David Rodman PDF

By David Rodman

The Israel Air strength (IAF) has accrued as a lot conflict event as any air strength on the planet throughout the post-Second international struggle period, and it has recorded many amazing accomplishments all through a doubtless never-ending string of interstate wars, asymmetrical wars, counterinsurgency campaigns, and detailed operations.… This publication examines the IAF’s adventure within the Arab–Israeli clash from the institution of Israel in 1948 to the current day. It analyzes this adventure during the prisms of maneuver war, attrition war, counterinsurgency conflict, specific operations, and humanitarian operations. The ebook reports the IAF’s functionality in such wars because the 1967 Six-Day struggle, the 1969–70 battle of Attrition, the 1973 Yom Kippur battle, the 2006 moment Lebanon warfare, and the 2008–9 Gaza War.… The publication additionally scrutinizes the IAF’s participation in significant counterinsurgency campaigns and distinct operations, lines the air force’s event with unmanned aerial cars (UAVs), that have occupied a truly well-liked position in air operations because the 1982 Lebanon struggle, and chronicles its adventure with anti-aircraft defenses and satellites. up to date info at the IAF’s bases, squadrons, and different infrastructure is supplied in addition. The e-book relies on own visits to the IAF during the last few years, in which the writer had the chance to journey bases, hearken to lectures and briefings, and communicate with quite a few retired, reserve, and energetic accountability officers.

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