Failures in National Intelligence Estimates: The Case of the Yom Kippur War

@article{Shlaim1976FailuresIN,
  title={Failures in National Intelligence Estimates: The Case of the Yom Kippur War},
  author={Avi Shlaim},
  journal={World Politics},
  year={1976},
  volume={28},
  pages={348-380}
}
  • Avi Shlaim
  • Published 1976
  • Political Science
  • World Politics
The principal question which this article seeks to answer is: Why was the intention of the Arabs to launch the Yom Kippur War misperceived despite the fact that Israeli Intelligence had ample and accurate information on enemy moves and dispositions? In this anatomy of the Israeli intelligence failure, extensive use is made of the report of the official commission of inquiry that investigated the events leading up to the war. The article is equally concerned with the phenomenon of strategic… Expand

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