Accession Number : AD0774222

Title :   The Middle East. The World Plays Russian Roulette.

Descriptive Note : Student essay,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Gerrard,Clarence C.

Report Date : 04 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The events of the summer and fall months of 1970 have focused into a clearly explosive situation in the Mideast. Four Western airliners were hijacked; a 90-day cease-fire has created nothing but unrest; and the leader of the most important Arab nation has passed away leaving a critical power vacuum. The US, given the unwanted role of being the champion of Israel, must somehow take a forceful enough position to convince the Russians that it is absolutely necessary to reach a peaceful Mideast settlement in order to avoid a direct military confrontation between the two superpowers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Middle East, *Political science, Conflict, Arabia, Israel

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE