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1948 Arab-Israeli War: Victory in Consolidation

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[Technical Report, Monograph]

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Army Command and General Staff College

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In the 1948 Arab-Israeli war the Israelis were able to consolidate gains due to the influx of materiel, adroit replenishment of personnel, and the centralization of military command under the IDF. Despite the explicit arms embargo imposed by the UN and prohibition on reinforcing their respective held fighting positions, the Arabs, as well as the Israelis, violated the terms of the ceasefire. The Israelis prepared more efficiently by employing concerted efforts to bring weapons and munitions from Czechoslovakia as well as drawing on global resources and integrating them on arrival. Also, unlike the Arab counterparts, the Israelis continued to receive an influx of recruits to backfill the much-decimated ranks following the first phase of the war. Finally, the Israelis developed and later maintained a loose but cogent unified command that allowed the flexibility to utilize forces on different fronts without the cumbersome support relationships.

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]