Accession Number:

ADA003139

Title:

The Yom Kippur War: Did Israeli Intelligence Fail.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-10-22

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Accounts of the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war contained considerable speculation as to the manner in which the Arabs achieved tactical surprise. Considering the reputed excellence of Israeli intelligence and the demonstrated ineptness of their Arab adversaries, the achievement bordered on the impossible. The study examines the explanations for this phenomenon and classifies them into three categories 1 Israeli intelligence did in fact fail, 2 Israeli political leaders chose to disregard rather accurate predictions provided by intelligence, or 3 Israeli leadership accepted the surprise attack to better their own position with respect to world opinion.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE