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Under SiegePLO Decisionmaking During the 1982 War$
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Rashid Khalidi

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231166690

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231166690.001.0001

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P.L.O. Decisions

P.L.O. Decisions

The Military Inputs

(p.67) Chapter 3 P.L.O. Decisions
Under Siege

Rashid Khalidi

Columbia University Press

This chapter further expounds on the military angle in P.L.O.'s decisionmaking. The military situation was a key factor in the decisions taken by the P.L.O., but little regard had been given to the siege of Beirut in the decisionmaking process. The length of time it took to reach a supposedly inevitable conclusion (70 days of fighting, from June 4 to August 12), as well as the effect on negotiations, time, and the decisive events of the battlefield are factors in the P.L.O. decisionmaking process which have been neglected. The P.L.O.'s demonstrated ability to stand up to Israel under the right conditions, among other reasons, were the main lessons the Palestinian fighters carried away from Beirut with them.

Keywords:   P.L.O. decisionmaking, military, Beirut, Israel, Palestinian Liberation Organization

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