Your use of tenses is good.Hello,
I would like to know if the tenses in the paragraph below are used correctly. In addition, there are two questions between brackets that I would be happy to have answered.
Needless to say thatAny other correction will be welcomed!
If it's needless to say, you don't need to say it.
It became clear
, retrospectively,11 days after that meeting, upon the outbreak of Yom Kippur War, that King Hussein had known more than had largely been estimated by the Israelis.
Too many parenthetical phrases. Besides, you don't need 'retrospectively' because you've described the timing. Also there might be some ambiguity about whether the meeting occurred upon the outbreak of the war. I think you mean:
"It became clear only upon the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War, 11 days after that meeting, that King ... "
The king's warning had probably been based on information that had been brought to him by his intelligence services, which had managed to get their hands on details regarding the plan of the joint Egyptian-Syrian offensive which had been in the making in Cairo and Damascus. And yet, the king had not been able to provide details about the chances of the offensive
toeventually being carried out, or as well asinformation about the date and time of its outbreakplanned execution.
(Outbreaks occur spontaneously.)
Therefore, he had only outlined his warning without going into detail, thus making it easy on the Israeli decision makers to disregard it and dismiss it.
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