This volume, the first in a series of three, covers the lessons of the 1973-1989 Arab-Israeli arms race and of the conflicts of 1973 and 1982. It draws on interviews with Arab and Israeli sources and reveals that if truth is the first casualty of war, then history is the first casualty of peace.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- The Lessons of the 1973 Arab-Israeli Conflict -- The 1982 War in Lebanon -- Force Shifts and Continuing Struggle: 1982–1989 -- Conclusions -- Sources and Methods
Anthony H Cordesman, Abraham Wagner