World: Watch on the Suez: Intelligence Gaps

IN a crowded briefing room in Tel Aviv, a lean Israeli colonel last week presented to the world what Israel considers proof of a major Egyptian cease-fire violation. The colonel's evidence came in the form of a series of large, fuzzy aerial photographs. To the untrained eye, the photos looked like little more than a jumble of black scratches and splotches on the desert sand. But to the Israeli military command, the pictures demonstrated that the Soviets and Egyptians had violated the truce as soon as it began at 1 a.m. on Aug. 8...

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