Eitan Shamir

Eitan Shamir is director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies and associate professor of political science at Bar Ilan University. He formerly served as head of National Security Doctrine at the Israeli Ministry of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy. His most recent book is The Art of Military Innovation: Lessons from the Israel Defense Forces.

No Surprise: Surprise Was Indeed the Key Element of the Yom Kippur War

Claims that the unexpected nature of the Egyptian and Syrian attack in 1973 didn’t ultimately matter are belied by the historical evidence.

Oct. 30 2023 12:01AM