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...ed that attempts to solve the situation diplomatically was problematic because it allowed their enemy to build up strength and left open the possibility that they could launch a first strike on Israel. The military push for action to be taken soon to prevent this. Slowly, the military put increasing pressure on Eshkol to attack. They were aided by deteriorating conditions on the home front. This was caused by mobilization of the Israeli military which was damaging the economy and military morale thus further increased the pressure to act. Eventually, Eshkol and the Israeli government decided to attack after enormous pressure was brought to bear by the military and an increasingly dangerous situation. This would lead to the start of the Six-Day war. Gluska states that Israeli security policy was the deterrence and prevention of war. This failed and would lead to war.
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