DIPLOMACY: Winding Up War, Working Toward Peace

It turned out to be the costliest and most dangerous engagement in 25 years of Middle East tension, and its fearful consequences were still not fully calculated. Last week the Yom Kippur War (as Israelis call it) threatened to involve not only Israelis and Arabs, but Russians and Americans as well, in a bewildering and exhaustive kaleidoscope of crisis. The week began with a seemingly firm display of East-West détente: a joint Moscow-Washington resolution introduced in the United Nations that called for a stop to the fighting and the commencement of peace...

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