The Middle East: The Most Dangerous Arena

I think the Middle East now is terribly dangerous, like the Balkans before World War I. The two superpowers, the U.S. and the Soviet Union, could be drawn into a confrontation that neither of them wants because of the differences there.

Toward the end of his hour-long TV discussion last week, President Nixon turned from the Far East to an area that he described as "more dangerous than Viet Nam." That appraisal is hard to fault. Unless Israel and its Arab neighbors reach some accommodation before long, an all-out war may very...

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