THE NATIONS: Echoes Around the World

Around the world, memories, fears and misgivings greeted the U.S. landing in Lebanon. The memories stirred in all nations that had ever been occupied (a good portion of the world's population), and raised doubts even among those Latin American, Asian and African nations that usually side with the West. The fear came from those who believed that U.S. involvement would increase the danger of war in the Middle East—a fear which the Russians set out to increase. The misgivings came from those who thought the West was backing the wrong forces in the Middle East in the wrong way.

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