Middle East: In Search of an Accord

Shultz takes personal charge of Israeli-Lebanese negotiations

"It's time for me to come out and give Phil a hand. The issues have got to a point where a new face would be helpful." So said Secretary of State George Shultz last week as he winged to the Middle East to help U.S. Special Envoy Philip Habib clinch a deal on the withdrawal of foreign troops from Lebanon. If the remark was offhanded, the mission was not: in his first visit to the region since taking office last summer, Shultz faced the task of bringing about an Israeli-Lebanese agreement...

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