David Rodman is the author of a number of books about Israeli diplomatic and military history. He has also published articles in peer-reviewed journals, including War in History, Intelligence and National Security, The Journal of Military History, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Israel Affairs, Defence Studies, and The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs.
"...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