Accession Number:

ADA196037

Title:

A Clausewitzian Victory: The 1973 Ramadan War

Descriptive Note:

Monograph rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

This monograph analyzes the 1973 Yom Kippur War in light of the interrelationship between successful military actions and the attainment of political objectives. The major proposition that evolves from this analysis is instructive in the study of the strategic level of war. The central relationship of means, ways and ends form the foundation of this study. Both the Israelis and the Egyptians discovered the importance of this relationship at various times during the campaign. The Arab use of political pressure and the oil weapon caused the Israeli long-term definition of victory to be something very different from what was initially sought. The Egyptians employed military actions in an attempt to achieve limited political objectives. Keywords End stage, Strategic goals, Operational art.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Land Mine Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE