Anwar Sadat and the October War: Breaking the Deadlock
NATIONAL WAR COLL WASHINGTON DC
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see report We often look for a single defining event which properly characterizes a great statesmans ability to shape world events. As the legacy of Anwar Sadat, the events leading up to the 1973 Arab-Israeli War bear the distinctive mark of a master statesman, capable of using all aspects of national power to achieve his strategic objectives. The October War shows Sadat at his finest, able to support national interests while in possession of little apparent power, able to find opportunities where others only saw constraints, able to prioritize objectives and fit them carefully into a courageous plan of action. His success in the October War broke the deadlock between Egypt and Israel and cleared a path for a greater reconciliation and the potential for peace.
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