THE SUEZ: The Crisis Turns

The threat of force all but disappeared from the Suez crisis last week, and a Western strategy of massive but peaceful pressure took its place.

The U.S., Great Britain and France, who had seemed to be moving in divergent directions, came together in a united plan. They confronted Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser with the chance to back down from his West-flouting seizure of the Suez Canal or the risk of exposing his impoverished nation to an economic squeeze. The new approach to the crisis was the West's "users' plan," sketched out by U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, and presented...

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