The World: The Tough New Commanders

An entire generation of military leaders has already made of the war in the Middle East a lifetime occupation. Last week three of the region's most skilled and tenacious commanders emerged at the forefront of the struggle, the operational heads of the Egyptian, Syrian and Israeli armies. The new commanders:


In any country this brilliant, aggressive and fiercely devoted soldier would stand out as a talented strategist. The mastermind behind Egypt's assault on the formidable Bar-Lev Line on the east side of the Suez Canal, Shazli, 52, has long awaited his chance to prove the Arabs' military prowess....

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