The World: Israel's Lengthy Shopping List

It may be coincidence, but U.S. military aid to Israel seems to flow most freely when Jerusalem complies most readily with Washington's wishes. The 1973 Yom Kippur War is an example. When Israel reluctantly yielded to American pressure and lifted its siege of the encircled Egyptian Third Army, thus giving up an opportunity to cripple Cairo's military machine for years to come, compensation quickly followed. U.S. military assistance soared to a total of $3 billion in 1973-74. After Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's shuttle diplomacy failed last March, the flow of strategic and...

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