The study focused on 104 combat veterans of the Yom Kippur War
. Sixty of the men were taken prisoner during the war, and 44 of them were not.
"The Yom Kippur War
was the major inspiration," said Bill Sweetman, author of "Lockheed Stealth" and "Ultimate Fighter: Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter." Today the Air Force is attempting, at great cost, to build a frontline fleet composed almost entirely of stealth fighters and bombers -- including the F-22, the F-35, the B-2 and the new Long Range Strike Bomber still on the drawing board.
In his 2009 book, Medinat Israel Ta'aseh Ha-Col (By Any Means Necessary), Ronen Bergman places the concern of the MIA at the centre of the Israeli public consciousness, and it is clear that while a large number of soldiers went missing in the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, the status of missing soldiers has been on the political and social agenda since 1948:
What is not written into the Yom Kippur War
Where did all this armour come into play when so many were being lost in battle on both sides of the conflict?
Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy after the 1973 Yom Kippur War
set in motion the long, tortuous peace process between Israel and its neighbors.
1973 : Served with the Egyptian army during the Yom Kippur war
. 1989 : Brigadier Al-Bashir is chosen by the National Islamic Front (NIF) and its leader Hassan Al-Turabi to lead a coup ousting the government led by Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi.
"Henry Kissinger instructed the CIA to continue diplomatic contacts with Yassir Arafat's PLO representatives before the 1973 Yom Kippur War
, even after Arafat ordered the kidnapping and murder of the American ambassador and his deputy in Khartoum, Sudan." So reported the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, on September 1, 2008.
The Yom Kippur War
happened on Israel's most holy day of the year and caught the Israelis off guard--and Egypt and Syria were initially successful in their surprise offensive.
After the '73 Yom Kippur war
, Egypt was not allowed to have troops in the vicinity that it now finds itself but the Knesset allowed such a move because the Egyptians promised to guard their side of the fence.
There were recent demands for a probe after Egyptian papers contained reports from Israeli media about Marwan's possible role as a double agent involving the 1973 Yom Kippur War
He also relates stories of the Yom Kippur War
of 1973 and the early stages of the war in Lebanon in 1982.
The forty-six brief chapters intersperse firsthand accounts of historic and traumatic events, such as the Yom Kippur War
, with personal reflections and discussion of ministry opportunities and surprises--especially those related to work with the Messianic movement (i.e., Jewish-Christian believers), which became a focus of the Kreiders' relational ministry.