Books: SADARM to the Rescue

THE THIRD WORLD WAR: THE UNTOLD STORY by General Sir John Hackett; Macmillan; 372 pages; $15.75

Jimmy Carter's second term disappears without a trace, and the Shah of Iran is no longer mentioned as a steadfast ally of the U.S. Egypt has a sharply different role: now it is assumed not to be a reliable Soviet client state but, in alliance with Saudi Arabia, a force that extinguishes Libyan extremism, helps to impose moderation on the Israelis and thus stabilizes the Middle East. Otherwise, our next spasm of global bloodshed remains much as...

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