JES: "What on earth are you talking about?" Yom Kippur War started Oct 6 '73, and Israel was doing badly in the first two days. Golda Meir authorized the assembly of 13 twenty-kiloton atomic bombs on Oct 8 '73, in preparation for their use should the Syrians and/or Egyptians dive towards Israel itself. An American spy plane spotted the activity at Dimona next morning, and Moshe Dayan ordered that it be shot down. It wasn't, and Kissenger was alerted to the activity on Oct 9. To avoid the Israelis having to use their nukes Nixon ordered the reversal of previous policy regarding resupply, and within days made good the loss of Israeli military material, allowing them to counter-attack. Anything else I can help you with, JES?
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