Originally Posted by Mahmoud_EGY
It must be admitted that it was a military
defeat for Egypt, even though political
victory was achieved by getting back Sinai (the peace deal).
The Egyptian plan initially was a super one. Israel was almost wiped out when its intelligence failure allowed Egypt to attack surprisingly (an egyptian spy acted as a double agent for Israel). But in the end, tide was turned and Israel achieved military victory even though after much help from US. Israel conceded Sinai because it saw the potential of Egypt in that war.