Accession Number : ADA130762

Title :   Civil Affairs Requirements Evident in the Israeli Invasion of Lebanon.

Descriptive Note : Student project rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Orelli,Patrick J

PDF Url : ADA130762

Report Date : 09 May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The Israeli invasion of Lebanon resulted in a military victory but a Public Information Officer nightmare due to the inordinate number of civilian casualties and evidence of excessive suffering inflicted on noncombattants. While the facts do not support a deliberate disregard for the lives of civilians on the part of the Israeli Army, they do suggest a lack of coordinated civil affairs planning. An analysis of the problems encountered by the Israeli Army and a comparison of their military government with U.S. civil affairs capabilities clearly shows the necessary role of trained civil affairs personnel to support a combat commander. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Civil affairs, *Military operations, *Human resources, *Military forces(Foreign), Israel, Lebanon, Military planning, Combat support, Military government, Management planning and control, Operational effectiveness, Casualties, Battlefields, Comparison

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE