Title: The Electronic War in The Middle East, 1968-70
Author: Edgar O’Ballance
O’Ballance, Edgar (1974). The Electronic War in The Middle East, 1968-70. Hamden, CT: Archon Books
Date Posted: February 18, 2016
Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf
The author of seven books on Middle-Eastern warfare, O’Ballance describes what he terms the first full-scale electronic conflict. He sees the war as a proxy conflict in which both the United States and the USSR battle-tested their sophisticated weapon systems, electronic sensors, electronic jammers, and countermeasure devices against each other, using the Israeli and Egyptian military forces and intelligence organizations as go-betweens. The author provides a useful account of the war that ended in a cease-fire in August 1970. He acquired his technical details on sensors and sensor countermeasures from briefings, interviews, and visits to the battlefield.
 Blackstock, Paul W. (1978) and Frank L. Schaf, Jr. Intelligence, Espionage, Counterespionage, And Covert Operations: A Guide to Information Sources. Detroit: Gale Research Co., p. 66