Accession Number : ADA307312

Title :   Application of the Principles of War in the Modern Warfare Arena: The Israeli - Palestinian Conflict.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI

Personal Author(s) : Settlemyer, Sidney R.

PDF Url : ADA307312

Report Date : 10 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Since the 1947 United Nations resolution partitioning the lands of Palestine, Israel has survived 50 years of armed conflict with it's Arab neighbors. Improperly defined as individual wars by historians and military analysts, Israel has been quite successful in defending her sovereign territory in many past battles. Application of the principles of war in each of these battles was key to Israel's success. However, applying the principles of war over the entire spectrum of 50 years of conflict, it is clear to see that Israel has not always followed the principle of Objective by straying from the path of self defense and has resulted in a strategic defeat. Recent concessions made to the Palestinians in Gaza and the occupied territories lend support to this theory.

Descriptors :   *ISRAEL, *MILITARY DOCTRINE, *PALESTINIANS, *LOW INTENSITY CONFLICT, MILITARY OPERATIONS, LESSONS LEARNED, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), RESOLUTION, THESES, UNITED NATIONS, BATTLES, ANALYSTS, POLITICAL NEGOTIATIONS, HISTORIANS.

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE