MIDDLE EAST: Grappling with the Tactics of Peace

"Getting down to the nitty gritty" was the way an Egyptian spokesman informally described it. Indeed, that was the level of talks last week as uniformed Egyptian and Israeli officers faced one another at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Only a week earlier Foreign Ministers of both countries, along with their colleagues from Jordan, the Soviet Union and the U.S., had opened the first formal Middle East peace talks since 1949. But after the top diplomats went home, it was the turn of the generals to grapple with the technicalities and...

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