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Building air bases in the Negev : the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Israel, 1979-1982

Author: Frank N Schubert; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Office of History.; Center of Military History.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Office of History, Corps of Engineers and Center of Military History, United States Army : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O., 1992.
Series: CMH pub, 70-45.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Building Air Bases in the Negev is a remarkable story of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' role supporting national diplomatic initiatives overseas while managing a major construction project in Israel. Frank N. Schubert has written a superbly organized account, tracing from the spring of 1979 to the summer of 1982 the development and completion of two ultramodern air bases at a cost that only exceeded original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Schubert, Frank N.
Building air bases in the Negev.
Washington, D.C. : Office of History, Corps of Engineers and Center of Military History, United States Army : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S.G.P.O., 1992
(OCoLC)607897604
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank N Schubert; United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Office of History.; Center of Military History.
OCLC Number: 25093171
Description: xiii, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: Palestine, 1942-1944 --
Prelude to a mission: war and diplomacy, 1973-1979 --
Planning for the mission, Autumn 1978 --
Necessary steps; diplomatic, political, and contractual preparations, February-December 1976 --
Setting up shop, April-October 1979 --
In pursuit of stability: organizational and contractual problems, September-December 1979 --
Tripartite management the apportionment of power and influence, December 1979-March 1980 --
Starting in the desert, April 1979-June 1980 --
Time of trials, March-June 1980 --
Management in transition, June-October 1980 --
Construction management, June-December 1980 --
The three-legged stool, June 1980-January 1981 --
From construction camps to air bases, January-October 1981 --
Activating the bases, deactivating the project, November 1981-August 1982 --
Closeout --
Conclusion: a forgotten success.
Series Title: CMH pub, 70-45.
Responsibility: by Frank N. Schubert.

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Building Air Bases in the Negev is a remarkable story of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' role supporting national diplomatic initiatives overseas while managing a major construction project in Israel. Frank N. Schubert has written a superbly organized account, tracing from the spring of 1979 to the summer of 1982 the development and completion of two ultramodern air bases at a cost that only exceeded original estimates by less than 3 percent. As Schubert suggests, the air base program helped bring peace between two long-term antagonists--Israel and Egypt. Schubert's work serves as an important case study for analyzing not only engineering project management and construction practices but also demanding sociopolitical, cultural, and business conditions in sovereign foreign lands.

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