Charge of Israeli Intelligence Failure Needs Answers

(Ha'aretz) Ze'ev Schiff - Israeli intelligence did not discover in time that Libya had established a nuclear-military industry, according to the report of MK Yuval Steinitz's committee investigating the performance of Israel's intelligence community in last year's war in Iraq. Yet in their appearances before the Steinitz committee, neither the IDF Chief of Staff, Moshe Ya'alon, nor the head of Military Intelligence, Major General Aharon Ze'evi, were asked about Libya. Moreover, in an interview given by Prime Minister Sharon in 2002, he said that Libya was liable to become a nuclear state before Iran. Israeli intelligence officials were not thrilled about this leak.

2004-03-31 00:00:00

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