Lebanon Invasion: Subtle like a Bulldozer

Whatever the outcome, it will surely be remembered as his war: no other Middle East conflict had so unmistakably borne the stamp of one man. He had been spoiling for the fight against the Palestine Liberation Organization since he became Defense Minister last August. He had intensively lobbied Prime Minister Menachem Begin and his Cabinet to approve it. He aggressively directed every logistical detail of it. And, in the end, Ariel ("Arik") Sharon, 54, will reap the rewards, or the blame, for the success or failure of the enterprise. The stakes were high:...

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