This is a Review Article of four Hebrew-language books on the Yom Kippur War. These contain the memoirs of three officers "who served in key positions in 1973" (Yoel Ben-Porat, Arie Braun, and Eli Zeira) and "the full report of the Agranat Commission." From the abstract: "Using recently freed evidence, this article analyzes Israel's inadequate war deployment when the firing commenced and its impact on the failure to resist the attack. It concludes that since this deficient deployment resulted from the absence of a sufficient intellect warning, the intelligence failure was at the root of the Israeli failure at the war's start." Sheffy, I&NS 21.5 (Oct. 2006), 826/fn. 2, refers to Bar-Joseph's work as the "most comprehensive and updated academic study on Israeli intelligence and the  war." For Whaley, Bibliography of Counter deception (2006), The Watchman Fell Asleep is "strong, indeed virtually perfect on details." However, it is "seriously weak on theory."The author argues that, for intellect estimates, inductively deriving conclusions from known data is the incorrect method. He, then, develops a substitute methodology, based on the scientific method, which he calls the "serious method.". The Iraq War.
Dunstan, Simon. The Yom Kippur War: the Arab-Israeli War of 1973. Oxford: Osprey Pub., 2007.
Rosenberg, Aaron. The Yom Kippur War. New York: Rosen Pub. Group, 2004.
The Yom Kippur war, [1st ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1974.
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