Accession Number : ADA326679

Title :   Israel Security In The 21st Century: Risks And Opportunities.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Eisenkot, Gadi

PDF Url : ADA326679

Report Date : 20 MAR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : Unlike the United States which publicizes its national security strategy and national military strategy in official public documents, Israel, does not produce such documents for the general public. This may appear paradoxical in that the State of Israel, from its very inception, has invested enormous energy in its security. Nevertheless, Israel has no detailed security doctrine approved and updated by the Cabinet, the Knesset (Israel's parliament) or the General Staff. The lack of an official, published, security doctrine does not imply that Israel lacks a coherent political and military strategy based on doctrine-like concepts. Israel's political and military successes are proof to the contrary. Our purpose, then, is to identify a number of the critical Security Principles that have shaped Israeli strategy. This will provide us the foundation for our main discussion which is the risks and challenges to Israeli security in the 21st century and possible responses to those challenges.

Descriptors :   *ISRAEL, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *DEFENSE PLANNING, MILITARY STRATEGY, UNITED STATES, POLITICAL SCIENCE, COHERENCE, DOCUMENTS, DOCTRINE.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Military Intelligence

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE