Israeli Intelligence and the Czech–Egyptian Arms Deal

  title={Israeli Intelligence and the Czech–Egyptian Arms Deal},
  author={Ohad Leslau},
  journal={Intelligence and National Security},
  pages={327 - 348}
  • Ohad Leslau
  • Published 2012
  • Political Science
  • Intelligence and National Security
Abstract This article uses records, recently made available, to shed new light on the way Israeli intelligence evaluated and interpreted the political and military implications of the Czech–Egyptian arms deal (1955). The evidence suggests that the intelligence services did not have the capabilities to cope with such an event. For the first two months following public exposure of the deal, intelligence was not able to present a coherent and evidence-based description regarding the extent of the… Expand


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