Yom Kippur War as a Case Study: Intelligence and Deterrence Did Not Suffice

What tipped the balance against preemptive action on Yom Kippur in 1973 was not military information, but rather diplomatic, political and strategic considerations, recently declassified documents suggest.

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One of the most fascinating moments in the deliberations of the Agranat Commission, which investigated events leading up to the Yom Kippur War and its first...