EGYPT: Straight Talk from Sadat

One of the continuing puzzles of the Middle East has been why Egypt's President Anwar Sadat suddenly expelled his Soviet military advisers last summer —and why they left in such haste. Last week, in an interview that appeared in the Beirut magazine al Hawadess ("Events"), Sadat provided a rare insight into that historic moment: "1 told the Russians that they must end their military presence in Egypt before the morning of July 18. As to the equipment and installations, I said, "Sell them or take them with you.' " The Soviets managed...

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