Facing A World of Worries

Can Reagan and Haig handle the larger global challenges?

It was a week that tested the limits of diplomacy. Even as British forces attacked a small Argentine garrison on South Georgia Island, the two sides were still exchanging ideas through Washington in hopes of settling the Falkland Islands dispute. Israeli bombs fell on southern Lebanon, but the Palestine Liberation Organization did not immediately retaliate. Resisting the pleas of religious zealots, the Israeli Cabinet voted unanimously to carry out the final withdrawal from the Sinai and sent in some 6,000 troops to drag defiant militants...

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