A True Diplomatic Test

The Administration faces dangers and opportunities in the Middle East

It was the most poignant moment in the Administration's brief history. On Tuesday afternoon, Ronald Reagan, with an ashen-faced Nancy at his side, stepped out from the foyer of the White House State Floor to the North Portico, there to issue a brief statement on the death of a "close and dear friend," whom they had welcomed to the White House just two months before. There was grief and anger in Reagan's voice as he denounced the assassination of Egypt's President Anwar Sadat as "an...

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