Accession Number:

ADA440711

Title:

Sadat - Interviewed and Analyzed

Descriptive Note:

Essay

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

This paper presents a fictitious interview between the author and President Anwar Sadat of Egypt. The author attempts to get inside the mind of this statesman, and uses factual information to construct the methodology, concepts, and principles Sadat used in international relations to pursue his national interests. Interspersed among the interview questions and answers are five analyses that further illustrate Sadats logic in terms of his national security strategy. The interview takes place in Cairo, Egypt, on October 6, 1974, one year after Sadat initiated the October War with Israel. Sadat is asked about Egypts view of the world after the Six-Day War in 1967, the domestic situation within Egypt in the early 1970s, Egypts relationship with the Soviet Union, how he viewed the current state of affairs during the year leading up to the October War, how he intended to use his limited power and resources to alter the conditions he was faced with in pursuit of Egypts national interests, his short-term and long-term goals, the methods he employed to meet his objectives, and whether he felt his grand strategy was effective in furthering the national interests of Egypt.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE