MIDDLE EAST: The Soviet Flight from Egypt

"It is now time to reconsider the policy of extravagant dependence on the Soviet Union. That policy, five years after defeat, has not deterred the aggression nor has it restored our rights. The policy of alliance with the devil is not objectionable until it becomes favorable to the devil."

ANWAR SADAT has survived for two years by giving the devil his due—or at least the Soviet Union. But he was saddled with Soviet forces in Egypt far larger and more arrogant than he had ever contemplated, and he was stymied by an intransigent...

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