The Egyptian Expulsion of Soviet Military Personnel in July 1972 -- Causes and Impact.
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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On 18 July 1972, Egypts President Sadat announced that the functions of the Soviet military advisers in Egypt were terminated. The reasons for President Sadats order appear many and complex. Chief among them were the friction between the Russians and the Egyptians arising over their respective adviser-advisee roles and the Soviet refusal to provide offensive weapons in response to Egypts requests. The expulsion had an impact far beyond the immediate area and indeed may still be spreading. The Soviets suffered at least a temporary setback in their Middle East expansionistic policy. Modified author abstract
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