DIPLOMACY: The Superpower Search for a Settlement

The Middle East war entered its third bitter and bloody week with no clear end in sight, as the Israelis continued to fight, in their view, for the security of their state and the Arabs to try to regain their lost territories and their self-respect. From opposite sides of the globe the two superpowers, the Soviet Union and the U.S., funneled ever larger supplies of arms, ammunition and aid to their respective allies locked in combat, even as they moved dramatically to press for the terms of a peace.

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