By Dani Asher, Moshe Tlamim
This quantity examines the army technique and concerns that Egyptian battle planners confronted through the 1973 Yom Kippur battle. Of significant curiosity is the connection among the political and army leaders and the way that affected the accumulation and process the clash. Taking this as a beginning, the writer concentrates on how Soviet army doctrinal alterations offered themselves among the belief of the Six-Day warfare and the Yom Kippur struggle.
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Extra info for The Egyptian Strategy for the Yom Kippur War: An Analysis
99 The parties in the conﬂict 1. The Eg yptian Army 31 rebuffed the plan and its thirteen sections. Israel completely rejected it, regarding it as a veritable threat. Egypt, too, did not accept it but neither did it ofﬁcially reject it. It saw the plan as an attempt to isolate it from the rest of the Arab states through a separate agreement. The Egyptians noted that the plan did not call for Israel’s withdrawal from Sharm e-Sheikh and the Gaza Strip. Egypt preferred to work for the full implementation of UN Resolution 242.
The slapdash call-up created serious gaps in the units’ manpower. • The annihilation of the air force while it still sat on the ground, and the chronic shortage of pilots, meant that Israel’s air supremacy was absolute. • Air defense and air warning systems were lacking. • The army’s 1967 training program had been neglected. A year of limited instruction was especially inauspicious. As mentioned, the Egyptians analyzed the IDF’s moves in the Six-Day War. The conclusions became an integral part of the military manuals taught in the Nasser Higher Military Academy in the interim between the two wars.
The eastern bank’s northern axis was difﬁcult to defend and cost the Israelis many casualties in the War of Attrition and Yom Kippur War. The Port Fuad region (north of the canal) and the areas south and east of the port remained the only sections east of the canal where the Egyptians maintained a foothold until the Yom Kippur War. In addition to small aerial actions in this period, the Egyptian ground forces took pains to thwart Israeli shipping in the Suez Canal. The IDF’s attempts to send rubber boats down the canal encountered withering Egyptian ﬁre that was intended to sink the boats and kill their crews.