Preempting the Preemptive Strike

Many Israelis maintain the mistaken assumption that if only a preemptive strike had been carried out on the afternoon of Yom Kippur in 1973, developments on the ground would have been completely different.

Thirty-nine years ago today, October 7, was one of the fateful days of the Yom Kippur War. It was the day the war, which had started the day before, did...