Emanuel Sakal and Moshe Tlamim
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 event of a two-front surprise attack, was based on warning, deterrence, and Israeli Air Force (IAF) power, but the coming confrontation had not been defined, and no plans had been devised for Sinai's defense. During the ceasefire the Bar-Lev Line atrophied, the quality of troops declined, and errors were rife at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels. The defensive battle was ... Read more
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