ISRAEL: The Generals Wage Another War

The guns on the battlefields had barely been silenced by the cease-fire when new fighting erupted—this time not between Arabs and Jews but among Israel's military leaders. The aura of Israeli invincibility was shattered by the early successes of the Egyptian and Syrian surprise attacks. Ever since, Israel's generals have been blaming each other not only for their army's lack of preparedness but also for tactical and strategic errors on the battlefield. Because many of Israel's military leaders are also important political figures, the war among the generals is one that could affect the posture Israel will take in...

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