On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, the CIA’s Historical Collections Division (HCD) will hold a public symposium at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, CA to examine newly declassified intelligence covering the 1973 Arab-Israeli War. The symposium entitled “President Nixon and the Role of Intelligence in the 1973 Arab-Israeli War” will highlight the Agency’s publication of more than 400 declassified documents—200 released for the first time—in a collection that includes more than 100 “Situation Reports” prepared daily during the crisis.
As the declassified documents show, although analysts had received intelligence reports of escalating military maneuvers by Egypt and Syria leading up to the war, they concluded no attack was forthcoming. A senior intelligence official, Middle East experts, and former policymakers and intelligence professionals will examine factors that led to the missed call on the Arab-Israeli War of 1973 and consider how lessons learned from that error informs intelligence gathering and assessments on the Middle East today.
The more than 3,200 pages of materials in the HCD collection will be posted online at www.cia.gov soon after the conference. Booklets containing the materials on an accompanying CD-ROM will be distributed free to symposium attendees.
SPEAKERS: Speakers will include Peter Clement (Deputy Director for Intelligence for Analytic Programs, CIA); Charles E. Allen (former Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security); William Quandt (Middle East expert and former National Security Council officer); Andy Liepman (former Deputy Director, National Counterterrorism Center); Richard Kovar (former chief of CIA's Middle East Task Force); and Emile A. Nakhleh, PhD (former CIA Middle East expert).
LOCATION: The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. PST at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA.
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