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Ground Forces in the Defensive Battle

Emanuel Sakal

in Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813150802
eISBN:
9780813153315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

While in London, the head of Mossad was told on the evening of October 5 that war would erupt the next day at 18:00, but the field units in Sinai and the Golan Heights were not informed. Confusion ... More


Eight Days: October 18–25, 1973

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0010
Subject:
History, Military History

By midday on October 17, the Egyptian army realized the extent of the presence of the IDF and began assembling armor and infantry on the western bank in an attempt to contain the bridgehead. By the ... More


The IDF’s “Day of Infamy”

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Major General Ariel Sharon, commander of the 143rd Tank Division, arrived at the front on October 7. Although he suggested two coordinated attacks to be carried out that night, he did not envision ... More


The War on Drugs and the Role of SOUTHCOM

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian

in Drug Trafficking, Organized Crime, and Violence in the Americas Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060682
eISBN:
9780813050935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060682.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter highlights the role of the military in counternarcotics policy, focusing particularly on Colombia and Mexico. Since the mid-1990s, SOUTHCOM has played a key part in the U.S. counter-drug ... More


On the Defensive, October 10–14

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0004
Subject:
History, Military History

Even and Maoz divide the Southern Command’s six-day defensive period into three sections. October 9 was a pseudodefensive during which the 143rd Division saw great violence. October 10–13 was a time ... More


The Order and the Division: From Call-Up to Assembly

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The Yom Kippur War began on Yom Kippur, the highest holy day in Judaism, in 1973. Since the Israeli army was made up of reserve units, the Egyptian army attacked on the holiday, believing the timing ... More


Soldier in the Sinai: A General's Account of the Yom Kippur War

Emanuel Sakal

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780813150802
eISBN:
9780813153315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813150802.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

The escalation of the War of Attrition led to the construction of Bar-Lev Line. Depth bombing forced Egypt to build up a dense antiaircraft layout. “The regulars will hold!” concept, even in the ... More


The Egyptian Attack, October 14

General Jacob Even and Colonel Simcha B. Maoz

in At the Decisive Point in the Sinai: Generalship in the Yom Kippur War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813169552
eISBN:
9780813174242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169552.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

By the evening of October 12, reports surfaced of the Egyptians’ intent to dispatch commando units against various targets in order to attack the canal front and transfer armored reserves into Sinai. ... More


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