No, BOTH military and political branches were equally responsible - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tom
    • 21.09.12 | 21:40 (IDT)

    The IDF is still responsible for its intelligence blunders, poor coordination and political rivalry. General Zeira was walking around and relentlessly selling his disastrous intelligence assessment on Egypt "The Concept" till the last days leading to the war, even when he was seeing all evidence contrary to his stance. Yom Kippur War intelligence for Israel was CLEAREST, straight forward and SOLID. They had King of Jordan giving solid intel in secret Jerusalem meetings. Moshe Dayan was the most incompetent political hack during the war. All he cared about is his ego, power and prestige. And Golda was just a bubale who had no experience in defense management so she had to completely rely on every man in uniform around her. But those men were busy keeping info from each other for ulterior purposes.

    from the article: The politicians were to blame for the Yom Kippur War, not the generals
    First published 14:48 21.09.12 | Last updated 14:48 21.09.12
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