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From the opinion section yesterday of the Israel Hayom news web site:
"Pride in our Yom Kippur War victory" by Dr. Gabi Avital.
"This year, yet again, analysts and experts will put on grim faces and tell us how terrible 'that war' was. They will tell us how unnecessary that 'damned' war was, and how awful the failure was. However, an all-encompassing view of the picture shows us that the results of the Yom Kippur War, from a military perspective, do not jive with the same dismal narrative."
. . . .
"The turning of the tide on the battlefield, as it occurred less than one week after the war started, is not mentioned enough in unclassified military history"
Almost forty years now since the 1973 war between Israel and the Arab major powers Egypt and Syria.
A war nearly a calamity for the Israeli, ONLY THAT MASSIVE ACTIVATION AND MOBILIZATION OF ISRAELI RESERVES AND THE FIGHTING CAPACITY OF SAME EVENTUALLY FORESTALLING DEFEAT!
Israel prior to 1973 traditionally possessing a small active duty military force bolstered by an ability to activate and rush into combat large numbers of effective reserve units. This DID OCCUR during that 1973 war.
That "not mentioned enough in unclassified military history" certainly a matter as discussed in the book:
"Elusive Victory" by Trevor N. Dupuy.
"The fifth issue focuses on the effectiveness of Israeli mobilization. A number of criticisms of the mobilization have been made by Israeli observers. Unquestionably a number of things went wrong. But the ability of the Israelis to have substantial elements of reserve divisions fighting actively on both fronts [Syrian and Egyptian] within 30 hours of the surprise Arab offensive is proof of the general efficiency of the system, and of this over whelming success in this instance."
Israel Hayom the personal newspaper and web site of Sheldon Adelson, the SIXTH richest man in the world.
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