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The First Soviet Threat, January–May 1970

Craig Daigle

in The Limits of Detente: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1969-1973

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300167139
eISBN:
9780300183344
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300167139.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

This chapter discusses the Israeli air attacks on Egypt that began in January 1970. At a glance, the attacks were just a continuation of the cycle of violence that had resumed in July 1969, and only ... 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


Air Support for the Ground Forces

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/9780813150802.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

The ground forces had high expectations of the IAF. Elazar remained vague about the IAF's role in the defensive campaign, but he made it clear that the regulars would have to hang on singlehandedly ... More


Phantom Peace: Henry “Scoop” Jackson, J. William Fulbright, and Military Sales to Israel

Kenneth Kolander

in America's Israel: The US Congress and American-Israeli Relations, 1967--1975

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179476
eISBN:
9780813179483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179476.003.0003
Subject:
History, Political History

The themes of national security and domestic politics intersect in the second chapter. Based on the papers of Henry “Scoop” Jackson and J. William Fulbright, the chapter uses the conflict between the ... More


Once More a Rebel

Avi Shilon

in Menachem Begin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300162356
eISBN:
9780300189032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300162356.003.0011
Subject:
History, Political History

When Arie Ben Eliezer, Menachem Begin's deputy and confidant in Herut, died of cancer in January 1970, Begin found himself with no more old allies. As a result, he decided to retire once again, ... More


A New Phase from March ’69?

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

in The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.003.0008
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The start of the Egyptian-Israeli War of Attrition is usually dated 8 March 1969, when Egypt launched a massive artillery bombardment at the Bar-Lev Line and Nasser supposedly declared transition ... More


What Triggered Kavkaz? Refuting Heikal’s Version

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

in The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.003.0009
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Conventional historiography holds that the massive deployment of a regular Soviet air-defense division and other units in Egypt, codenamed “Operation Kavkaz,” was initiated in January 1970. After ... More


The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.001.0001
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Russia's forceful re-entry into the Middle Eastern arena, and the accentuated continuity of Soviet policy and methods of the 1960s and '70s, highlight the topicality of this groundbreaking study, ... More


“Yellow Arab Helmet, Blue Russian Eyes”

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

in The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.003.0006
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Nasser’s visit to Moscow in July 1968 was extended for medical examination at the Kremlin VIP clinic and, after a brief trip home, for treatment at a spa in Soviet Georgia. His talks resulted in ... More


Ceasefire Violation Seals a Strategic Gain

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

in The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.003.0017
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The ceasefire that ostensibly ended the War of Attrition went into effect at midnight between 7 and 8 August 1970. Within minutes, the standstill provision that the US initiative had stipulated was ... More


The Reckoning: Guerrilla Comandantes during and after the Civil War

Erik Ching

in Stories of Civil War in El Salvador: A Battle over Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628660
eISBN:
9781469628684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628660.003.0006
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter continues the coverage of the guerrilla-commander (comandante) memory community after 1980/81. The narrators adhere to a rigid chronological division: 1981-1983; 1984-1989; 1989; and ... More


The Soviet Regulars Move In

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

in The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.003.0011
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The personnel of the Soviet expeditionary force to Egypt was carefully selected, screened (for Jews and other undesirable element) and trained for desert warfare, in parallel with Egyptian crews who ... More


Facing the Bar-Lev Line

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

in The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.003.0007
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The artillery exchanges in September-October 1968 settled the controversy with the Israeli command in favor of “static” defense, that is a system of hardened fortifications along the Suez Canal that ... More


Operation Kavkaz is Formally Organized

Isabella Ginor and Gideon Remez

in The Soviet-Israeli War, 1967-1973: The USSR's Military Intervention in the Egyptian-Israeli Conflict

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190693480
eISBN:
9780190943240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190693480.003.0012
Subject:
History, Middle East History

As in other instances of Soviet deployment, the formal framework for “Operation Kavkaz” – the 18th Air Defense Division with headquarters in Moscow, reporting directly to the Chief of General Staff – ... More


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