Middle East: Skirmishes & Minisummits

Everywhere I arrived, I found men expecting me to supply them with the means to start the war all over again as soon as possible. Everywhere I left, I left men whom I had quieted down. And everywhere we will keep our hands on the key to the arms that we are giving them.

Soviet President Nikolai Podgorny confided this assessment of his recent mission to the Arab countries to a visiting French diplomat in Moscow. Despite the Russian hand on the key, there were daily skirmishes last week between Egyptian and Israeli...

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