Τετάρτη, 13 Μαρτίου 2013

State Department Intelligence and Research Predicted 1973 Arab-Israeli War

Key INR Memo Published for the First Time

A "Case of Wisdom Lost" Nearly Lost

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 415
Posted - March 5, 2013
Edited by William Burr

Washington, D.C., March 5, 2013 – The fabled but previously secret State Department intelligence memorandum that predicted, five months in advance, the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, has now emerged from classified vaults that were so obscure that even State Department historians and CIA FOIA officers could not penetrate them. Published for the first time today by the National Security Archive the INR memo from May 1973 warned Acting Secretary of State Kenneth Rush that there was a "better than even bet" that war between Egypt and Israel would occur "by autumn."

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http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB415/

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