Accession Number : ADA325045

Title :   The Israeli Defense Force's Operational Synchronization During the Six Day War of 1967.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL WAR COLL NEWPORT RI JOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Smithers, Jimmy D.

PDF Url : ADA325045

Report Date : 07 FEB 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : This paper examines the synchronization of Israel's major air and ground operations in the Sinai Campaign of the 1967 Arab-Israeli Six Day War. It first provides a short background on operational synchronization. This is followed by a detailed analysis of the synchronization of Israel's military actions and operational functions during the employment phase of the campaign. It shows that the synergistic effect of Israel's air and ground actions efficiently neutralized Egypt's forces in the Sinai and achieved their operational objectives. The operational lessons learned as a result of Israel's success in the Sinai Campaign highlight several prerequisites for successful synchronization. These include: realistic objectives, a clear commander's intent, sound command and control, simplicity, a full intelligence picture, and sufficient logistics for force sustainment

Descriptors :   *ISRAEL, *MILITARY HISTORY, *SINAI, GROUND LEVEL, LAND WARFARE, INTELLIGENCE, LESSONS LEARNED, EMPLOYMENT, EGYPT, SHORT RANGE(TIME), AERIAL WARFARE, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, MILITARY COMMANDERS, SYNERGISM, MILITARY ART.

Subject Categories : Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE