The U.S. War Game That Predicted the Yom Kippur War

A year after the Six-Day War, U.S. officials enacted a complex role-playing scenario that envisioned the next Arab-Israeli war. As it played itself out, the game anticipated key aspects of the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War.

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In the spring of 1968, officials and military brass in Washington were engaged in an exercise simulating yet another round of the Israeli-Arab conflict....