World: Tragedy of Errors

As Operation Stone of Wisdom progressed, more details emerged about the Palestinian terrorist raid that triggered the Israeli drive into Lebanon. Interrogating the two captured guerrillas of the 13-member terrorist squad, Israeli intelligence agents learned that the Palestinian attack had not gone at all as planned. The original landing zone, daringly enough, was supposed to be the beach at Tel Aviv itself. The raiders—part of an elite, college-level group trained relentlessly in terrorist doctrine and tactics—had planned nothing less than the takeover of a large Tel Aviv hotel and the holding of its...

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