The Electronic War in The Middle East, 1968-70

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

LCCN:    74008965

DS119.7 .O24 1974

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Date Posted:      February 18, 2016

Reviewed by Paul W. Blackstock and Frank L. Schaf[1]

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.

[1] 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

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2 Responses to The Electronic War in The Middle East, 1968-70

  1. Libby says:

    I did not know that “The Electronic War in The Middle East, 1968-70” even existed until I read your post. I have added the book to my ever-expanding “to read” list.

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