Lessons of Suez

Fifty years ago, two western powers conspired to invade an Arab country--in defiance of international law and world opinion. Guess which side the United States was on.

British soldiers sit on a captured gun outside of Port Said, Egypt in 1956.
By Geoffrey Wheatcroft
September 17, 2006

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AN OLD SAW HOLDS that British elections aren't won or lost on foreign affairs, but prime ministerial careers have sometimes been ended by distant adventures. As his own prime ministership peters out lamentably, Tony Blair has quite enough worries. But he might still find time to reflect on the events of 50 years ago, when an attack on an Arab ... (Full article: 1900 words)

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