The Arabs: Divided in Defeat

The scene had an almost eerie unreality. There was Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser, architect of his nation's most staggering defeat, beaming to the crowds with the confidence of a conqueror. And there was an equally ebullient Soviet President Nikolai V. Podgorny, outwardly unconcerned that his latest Middle East adventure was dissolving like a Sahara mirage. When the smiling Presidents met at Cairo International Airport last week, Podgorny took Nasser's hand and held it high in a boxer's victory gesture. It was almost as if a dazed Sonny Liston, having just been...

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