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David Rodman is the author of Defense and Diplomacy in Israels National Security Experience: Tactics, Partnerships, and Motives; Arms Transfers to Israel: The Strategic Logic Behind American Military Assistance; Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1948-2012; and Israel in the 1973 Yom Kippur War: Diplomacy, Battle and Lessons, all Sussex Academic Press books. He has also published numerous articles on the Arab Israeli conflict in various professional journals.
"...an excellent new book assessing Israeli military strategy from 1948 through to Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Attempting to test the thesis that the Israeli military is at its most effective when embracing a combined arms approach to its operations, this book convincingly supports it, with Rodman making it apparent that Israel's relatively few military failures stemmed from an overreliance on armoured forces, or aerial bombardments, i.e. the early stages of the Yom Kippur War, and Second Lebanon War.... More accessible than many other books analysing military doctrine and strategy, Rodman has made an excellent effort at demystifying the IDF's almost mystical prestige, and distilled clear lessons other militaries would do well to follow." - Daniel J. Levy, Times of Israel Jan 2019