THE WAR: Brilliant Moves in a Final Battle

Cease-fire violations along the jagged truce lines that separate the Israeli and Arab armies may continue for some time. But at week's end it was virtually certain that the fourth Middle East war since the founding of Israel in 1948 had come to an end, though at a terrible price. In 18 days of ferocious fighting, all the participants suffered heavy losses in both men and materiel; according to the U.S. Defense Department, as many as 7,700 Egyptians, 7,700 Syrians and 4,500 Israelis were killed or wounded, the largest number of casualties...

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