Counterbalance | October 7 Was an Intelligence Failure for Israel and the US

Senior Fellow and Director, Center on Europe and Eurasia
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East
Adjunct Fellow
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Hamas’s October 7 attack on Israel was a clear intelligence failure, but for whom and in what ways? Counterbalance co-hosts Mike Doran and Peter Rough are joined by Hudson colleague Ezra Cohen, who, fresh off a trip to Israel, provides his view on what led to the failure of intelligence we now know as October 7. A former Pentagon official, Ezra also outlines how each US administration sets intelligence priorities for the entire intelligence community and how the Biden administration may have changed course from its predecessor’s priorities.

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Counterbalance is a Hudson Institute podcast hosted by Senior Fellows Michael Doran and Peter Rough. As America's unipolar moment fades, Rough and Doran explore the emerging global order.