Accession Number:

ADA357092

Title:

Intifada & The Blood of Abraham. "Lessons in Asymmetrical Warfare-- Written in Stone".

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:

1998-05-21

Pagination or Media Count:

100.0

Abstract:

A historical case study concerning the Israeli Armys response to the Palestinian Intifada or uprising in the late 1980s and early 1990s provides instructive planning considerations for likely future application of U.S. military force in an asymmetrical threat environment. The monograph specifically analyzes the time period from the beginning of the uprising until the handshake of Rabin and Arafat on the White House lawn September 13, 1993. Although the theoretical application of the case study is speculative of future environments, this paper attempts to link available historical data to anticipated trends in the international security environment and emerging concepts of operational art. The argument surrounding asymmetrical types of warfare leads into a discussion of the application of IDF lessons learned that may be applied to future U.S. military scenarios. Areas of analysis include 1 Background, nature and growth of the Intifada Palestinian uprising 2 The Israeli civil-military relationship 3 The effectiveness of tactical coercion methods employed by the IDF in its efforts to use conventional military force in an unconventional manner including the linkage, or lack of it, between strategic ends, operational level army planning and tactical trainingexecution within an asymmetrical environment and 4 Applicable lessons that might be drawn from the IDF experience.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE