Middle East: Shoring Up a Shaky Calm

The Nixon Administration has decided to sell more airplanes to Israel. Technically, the decision could have been announced last week. But Washington held off for fear that the plane sales would spawn a new outburst of anti-American violence and could lead to new fighting in Jordan between the fedayeen and King Hussein's army. Nonetheless, this week, before his Sunday departure on a twelve-day tour of the Far East, Secretary of State Rogers is expected to announce that Washington has reviewed the request in the light of shifting factors and has now decided...

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