The Watchman Fell Asleep: The Surprise of Yom Kippur and Its Sources

The Watchman Fell Asleep: The Surprise of Yom Kippur and Its Sources

by Uri Bar-Joseph
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791464822

ISBN-13: 9780791464823

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Based on many formerly undisclosed intelligence and military documents, the secret protocols of discussions on the eve of the war, and interviews with relevant figures, The Watchman Fell Asleep is a compelling account of Israel’s intelligence failure before the 1973 Arab attack known as the Yom Kippur War. The Hebrew version of this book was awarded the…  See more details below

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Based on many formerly undisclosed intelligence and military documents, the secret protocols of discussions on the eve of the war, and interviews with relevant figures, The Watchman Fell Asleep is a compelling account of Israel’s intelligence failure before the 1973 Arab attack known as the Yom Kippur War. The Hebrew version of this book was awarded the Tshetshik Prize for Strategic Studies on Israel’s Security in 2001, and the Israeli Political Science Association’s Best Book Award in 2002. Available here in English for the first time, Uri Bar-Joseph has crafted an authoritative explanation of the most traumatic event in Israel’s stormy history and one of the biggest strategic military surprises of the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791464823
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
SUNY series in Israeli Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. IThe Egyptian war decision and its implementation
Ch. 1The war decision11
Ch. 2Planning the next war : past experience and the main problems15
Ch. 3The Egyptian deception plan25
Ch. 4The Egyptian-Syrian War coordination33
Pt. IIIsrael prepares for war
Ch. 5The balance of forces - the Israeli view39
Ch. 6The intelligence conception and its sources45
Ch. 7The strategic warning and its role in Israel's war plans53
Ch. 8The next war scenarios59
Ch. 9The war estimate : October 1972-August 197363
Pt. IIIThe dynamics of an intelligence Fiasco
Ch. 10August-September 197381
Ch. 11Monday, October 1, 1973103
Ch. 12Tuesday, October 2, 1973113
Ch. 13Wednesday, October 3, 1973119
Ch. 14Thursday, October 4, 1973133
Ch. 15Friday, October 5, 1973141
Ch. 16Saturday, October 6, 1973, 0400-1400187
Ch. 17Surprise201
Ch. 18The cost of being caught unprepared225
Ch. 19The causes of the intelligence failure235

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