Golda Meir: The Civilian Who Exposed Israel’s Lack of Preparedness for the 1973 War

 

Although Israeli PM Golda Meir lacked military knowledge, her questions during government discussions on the eve of the Yom Kippur War exposed the fact that deterrence and early warning, the two cornerstones of Israel’s security conception, had not been adequately addressed. If the IDF officers and the many bithonistim (officials with a security background) in her government had heeded her questions, the war could have gone very differently and perhaps even have been averted.

Source: Golda Meir: The Civilian Who Exposed Israel’s Lack of Preparedness for the 1973 War

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