Dr. Yagil Henkin
Military historian, specializing in urban warfare and counterinsurgency.Email: [email protected]
Dr. Henkin teaches military history at the IDF Command and Staff College, and is a reservist with the IDF history department. He is the author of Either We Win or We Perish: A History of the First Chechen War, 1994-1996 (Hebrew, 2007); The 1956 Suez War and the New World Order in the Middle East: Exodus in Reverse (2015); and the forthcoming Like Fish in the Bush: Rhodesia at War, 1965-1980 (Hebrew, 2017). He also published Uneasy Red, a guide to the Omaha Beach battle site in Normandy (2014), and co-authored (with Jaacob Saar) the Israel National Trail Guide (3rd Edition, 2016).
Military historian, specializing in urban warfare and counterinsurgency.
A High Price for our Blood: Israel’s Security Doctrines
In addition to the familiar military doctrine that was mainly crafted to meet the challenge of enemy states, Israel has an additional policy regarding threats that do not fit the full-scale war rubric: harassments inflicted by hostile non-state actors.
The Egyptian Military Buildup: An Enigma
The ongoing Egyptian military buildup is an enigma. It is an impressive effort in terms of budget, acquisition of modern weaponry, and training. But why is Egypt investing so heavily in its military? Israel has to be wary, even though a military confrontation with Egypt is not expected.