National Affairs: First Response

British officialdom welcomed the new U.S. plan and even the anti-Americanism of the Tories thawed slightly. Here and there the Tory press, which had long wanted the U.S. to move "jointly" with Britain in the Middle East, was tempted to crow that the new U.S. position merely paralleled the British line—which contended that Britain had launched its attack against Egypt just to stop the Russians. "As things are now shaping," snapped Beaverbrook's Sunday Express, "we may have [Eisenhower] ordering us back into Egypt . . . I hope the thought of it isn't...

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