Middle East: Foray into Jordan

By the first light of dawn, troop-car rying Israeli helicopters lifted off their pads near Jericho and Sodom and raced eastward deep into neighboring Jordan. As soon as they had landed their in fantrymen in blocking positions, the main Israeli invasion force began to roll. North of the Dead Sea, Centurion tanks laden with helmeted paratroopers and halftrack personnel carriers trun dling infantrymen rumbled across the Allenby and Damiya bridges onto Jordan's East Bank. A second task force punched across the border south of the Dead Sea. Israeli artillery laid down a barrage that walked just ahead of the...