EGYPT: Sadat in Trouble

Challenges from left and center

"I will crush anyone who creates doubt." So said Egyptian President Anwar Sadat as he called for a nationwide referendum to take place this week. Although his position was bolstered by the U.S. Senate action approving the sale to Egypt of 50 American-made F-5E fighter jets, Sadat is locked in a battle with opponents from both the left and the center of Egyptian politics, who challenge both his diplomacy and his domestic policies. TIME Cairo Bureau Chief Wilton Wynn reports on the increasing tension:

President Sadat proposed a referendum on whether Egypt should continue to allow...

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