MIDDLE EAST: Kissinger to the Rescue, Again

For the third time since the cessation of the Middle East war in October, Secretary of State Henry Kissinger last week flew off on a frenetic visit to the unsettled area. His objective: to persuade Israel and Egypt to agree on a disengagement of forces that will protect the cease-fire agreement he helped negotiate. Kissinger also aimed to see that the peace negotiations in Geneva continue.

Washington tried to play down any sense of urgency about the Secretary's trip. His visits to Israel and Egypt were merely, in the polysyllabism of State Department Spokesman George S. Vest,...

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