Lebanon's Armed Forces and the Arab-Israeli War, 1948––49

  title={Lebanon's Armed Forces and the Arab-Israeli War, 1948––49},
  author={Matthew Hughes},
  journal={Journal of Palestine Studies},
  pages={24 - 41}
  • M. Hughes
  • Published 1 January 2005
  • Political Science, Sociology, History
  • Journal of Palestine Studies
In military histories of the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Lebanon's role, however minor, is almost entirely missing. This article seeks to fill this gap with a detailed examination of the involvement in the war not only of Lebanon's army but also of the irregular forces——notably the Arab Liberation Army——operating separately from its territory. The analysis——which covers the military and political constraints affecting both actors, their military performance, and the implications of their performance… 


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