A Portrait of the Israeli Soldier/Gal


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After giving a brief historical background, Gal treats such subjects as: women in the army; motivation for service and fighting spirit; procedures involving selection, classification, placement, induction, and training; analysis of upper, middle and lower leadership echelons; and problems including battle stress, care of the wounded, military norms, and ethics. Many observations are based on survey data, e.g., polls and questionnaires conducted among soldiers and civilians. In a final chapter, Gal, former chief psychologist of the Israel Defense Forces, emphasizes four areas which pose a threat to the very foundation of the Israeli military during the decade of the 1980s…’: motivation problems, moral-ethical concerns, military competence, and quality of personnel. Despite military successes in the 1982 invasion of Lebanon, that venture raised doubts about aspects of the military previously taken for granted, such as high morale and unstinting volunteerism.

Approximate size of book and weight. All books with be shipped Media Mail, but
we still need to know if it is oversized or extremely heavy.
Dimensions: 6.14 x 0.75 x 9.21 inches Weight 1.5 ā€ˇpounds

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