Letters, Aug. 4, 1958

The Middle East

Sir:

If Eden had been allowed to cut Nasser down to size at Suez, our newspapers would still be front-paging Bernard Goldfine instead of Marine landings in Lebanon.

RICHARD G. MALONE

Suffern, N.Y.

Sir:

Some of the nation's top brass have tried to point out that the U.S. Marine Corps has outlived its usefulness. It is doubtful that they would find many Americans now in Lebanon in agreement.

(SGT) BRUCE SHERMAN U.S.M.C Woonsocket, R.I.

Sir:

Arab nationalism and unification are inevitable. Protracted armed intervention by the West will culminate in calamity.

JOSEPH J....

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