Rational Decision-Making: Israel's Choices, 1967

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Rational Decision-Making: Israel's Choices, 1967

By Janice Gross Stein and Raymond Tanter
Ohio State University Press, 1980
399 pp. $25.00
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One would have thought the topic of decision-making in Israeli foreign policy already studied to the point of exhaustion, especially after the detailed investigations of Michael Brecher, but Stein and Tanter, taking the now generally known record of what happened in 1967, have some new things to say by way of analysis and theory. They are concerned, above all, with process and with the application of logic and rationality to a complex and changing situation in which Israel's strategy of deterrence did not work.