Mission Command in the Israel Defense Force Shares Insights from the I.D.F. Translated into English for the First Time

Jillian Murphy

  • Mission Command in the Israel Defense Force is an essay collection with new and previously published articles translated into English for the first time.
  • Contributing authors are serving and retired military leaders, including Brig. General Gideon Avidor, Lt. General Haim Laskov, Maj. General Israel Tal, and Lt. General Moshe Ya’alon.

Dahlonega, GA—The University of North Georgia (UNG) Press is pleased to announce our latest AUSA Book Program title: Mission Command in the Israel Defense Force. Mission Command in the Israel Defense Force releases February 9, 2021.

The Israel Defense Force have relied on mission command since their foundation. This essay collection explores Israel’s military strategy through the understanding of mission command and its relation to command and control. Mission Command in the Israel Defense Force provides real-world scenarios that used mission command—written by the acting officers themselves.

Editor-in-Chief Brigadier General (Ret.) Gideon Avidor recruited to the I.D.F. in 1957 to the Armored Corps. He commanded Tank Company, Battalion, and Brigade. He participated in the Six-Day War as Tank Brigade G3; in the Yom Kippur war, he was the 252nd Division G3. During the Second Lebanon War, he was the Chief Armored Officer. He also commanded the School of Armor, was the DY Armor Corps Commander, the Israeli Defense Attaché, and the Ministry of Defense representative to Singapore, Australia, Papua-New Guinea, New Zealand, and the Philippines.

Contributing authors include Dr. Uzi Ben-Shalom, Dr. Eitan Shamir, Admiral Ze’ev Almog, Colonel Shay Shabtai, Dr. Dov Glazer, Lt. General Haim Laskov, Maj. General Israel Tal, Maj. General Doron Rubin, Lt. General Motta Gur, Lt. General Moshe Ya’alon, Colonel Yizhak Ronen, Lieutenant Yosef Gensburg, Brig. General Oded Basyuk, Lt. Colonel Ariel Amihai, Lt. Colonel Idan Morag, Captain Ehud Erell, Maj. General Amos Yaron, Maj. General Yoram Yair, Colonel Boaz Cohen, Brig. General Ofeq Bukhris, Major Vered Vonokor-Hai, Lt. Colonel Yotam Amitai, and Colonel Avi Dahan.

As partner to the AUSA Book Program, the UNG Press will aid AUSA’s educational mission by producing high-quality books to be designated as “AUSA Books.” These books will address such subjects as military land power and land warfare history, technology, combat, and strategy and tactics. This curated collection will serve to help and educate members of the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense, the AUSA, U.S. government officials, and the general public. To further these goals, AUSA will promote these titles by linking them to AUSA’s website, listing them in AUSA publications as a member benefit, and reviewing them in ARMY magazine or other AUSA publications.

 Mission Command in the Israel Defense Force (978-1-940771-76-2) costs $19.99 and is a 6-by-9-inch perfect-bound paperback. Wholesalers can purchase copies from Ingram; individuals can purchase copies from their favorite independent bookstore and other major retailers. More details can be found at the UNG Press’s website.

The UNG Press is a scholarly, peer-reviewed press that serves as an extension of our sponsoring university, the University of North Georgia. Our primary function is to promote education and research with a special emphasis on innovative scholarship and pedagogy. Through our partnership with Affordable Learning Georgia and eCore, the UNG Press is the leading press in Georgia for producing Open Educational Resources and Open Textbooks.

About Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy served as the Assistant Managing Editor of the UNG Press from 2017 to 2021. She is a writer and editor who specializes in kid lit, copyediting, and lame puns. Murphy is a UNG alumna, class of 2016.

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