Modern War 25: Yom Kippur 1973 War
S&T PressYom Kippur War: The Sinai Front: On the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, Egyptian and Syrian forces launched a surprise attack on Israel. The war would erase the concept of Israeli invincibility on the battlefield, and eventually lead to peace between Egypt and Israel.
Syria’s Blunder: The Golan Heights has long been a contested area in the complex geopolitical framework of the Middle East. In October 1973, Syria would launch an offensive to retake the territory after losing it in the Six Day War in 1967.
Before Blackhawk Down: Before the infamous Blackhawk Down incident in Mogadishu, members of the 10th Mountain Division would find themselves in a desperate fight against Somalia militants in the capital.
The Falklands War: In 1982, British and Argentine forces clashed over a small group of islands in the South Atlantic. The war would help strengthen Margaret Thatcher’s position as Prime Minister, and would help spark the downfall of the Junta government in Argentina.
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