Accession Number:

AD0271594

Title:

Building Air Bases in the Negev. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Israel, 1979-1982

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY CENTER OF MILITARY HISTORY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

316.0

Abstract:

Between the spring of 1979 and the summer of 1982, the US Army Corps of Engineers managed a remarkable construction project in Israels Negev desert. This effort, carried out in a highly inflationary period and with a supply line thousands of miles long, produced two ultramodern Israeli air bases in a remarkably short time and at a cost that only exceeded original estimates by less than 3 percent. It also contributed directly to peace between Israel and Egypt.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE