Accession Number:

ADA133359

Title:

Israeli Battle Shock Casualties: 1973 and 1982

Descriptive Note:

Scientific manuscript,

Corporate Author:

WALTER REED ARMY INST OF RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1983-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The Israeli Defense Force IDF first suffered psychiatric casualties battle shock in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. The IDF was unprepared and evacuated these casualties to the rear many became chronically disabled. The IDF later adopted the U.S. doctrine prevent battle shock through good leadership, high morale, and unit cohesion and treat these casualties with a brief rest near the front and rapid return to duty. The IDF used this doctrine in the 1982 war in Lebanon they had about half as many battle shock casualties as in 1973, and returned 75 of the casualties to combat duty within 72 hours.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Weapons Effects (Biological)
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE