President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-israeli War (30 January 2013)

President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-israeli War (30 January 2013)
Title:
President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-israeli War (30 January 2013)
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Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
041-015-00303-8
ISBN:
9780160920974
Description

This collection highlights the causes and consequences of US Intelligence Community’s (IC) failure to foresee the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War, also known as the October War or the Yom Kippur War.

A coalition of Arab nations led by Egypt and Syria launched a surprise attack on Israel on October 6, the day of Yom Kippur. Prior to October 6, the CIA concluded that the Arabs would not attack, so the offensive surprised US policymakers as well as Israel. Directorate of Intelligence (DI) analysts believed that Arab military inferiority would militate against an attack on Israel.

DI analysis did not explore the possibility that leaders might go to war--even at the risk of losing--to pursue political objectives. According to an internal postmortem, Agency analysis was impaired by preconceptions about Arab military capabilities, information overload, rational actor modeling and groupthink.

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Audience

Members of government, defense agencies and intelligence agencies, as well as historians and students interested in intelligence studies/political studies/warfare and military studies/President Nixon/the Arab-Israeli War of 1973, will all find this publication on the role of intelligence in that the Arab-Israeli War very useful.

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$20.00
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$28.00
Publisher:
Central Intelligence Agency, Center for the Study of Intelligence
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Key Phrases:
  • Presidential Series
  • Arab israeli War, 1973
  • Nixon, Richard Milhous
  • Intelligence History
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Record Creation Date:
09/19/2013
Last Status Update:
02/07/2018
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