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on: November 05, 2019, 02:43:15 PM

Podcast of an older lecture (2006) in a class about analysis.  Discussion about why/how the Israelis were surprised in the Yom Kippur War

Some classroom administrivia up until about 12:00 mark.  Some source discussions (incl Jane's) for another 5 or so minutes after that, then really digs into the war.

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Reply #1 on: November 05, 2019, 03:39:58 PM
A lot can be laid down to the individual's expectations, is my two cents worth.
The afternoon before the actual attack, NATO South put out an alert because of Egyptian movements.  The captain discussed with the department heads.  The consensus was if the Israelis aren't worried, then we shouldn't sweat it.

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