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How Poor Maintenance Loses Wars: 1973, Israel Maintains
A new section from Stewart Brand's Maintenance on Books in Progress
In a new digression – SUSTAINMENT – Stewart Brand writes on the need for maintenance during war, via the example of Israel in the Yom Kippur War:
IS THERE SUCH A THING as “maintenance mind?” If so, what are its features, and what is its underlying character? What hinders it? Can it be cultivated? Can it be institutionalized? This digression about the role of maintenance in two wars may have some clues.
War one, 1973. On October 6th in that year, Israel was attacked by Egypt and Syria simultaneously. It was variously named the Yom Kippur War, the Ramadan War, and—the non-sectarian option—the October War.