Britain's Reaction to Another Slap in the Middle East

Massingham, Hugh
March 1956
New Republic;3/19/56, Vol. 134 Issue 12, p6
The article discusses Great Britain's reaction to the dismissal of army commander Glub Pasha from the command of Arab Legion in Jordan and declares it to be the most humiliating defeat the British have had in the Middle East since the war. Glubb stood in the way of the Egyptian ambition to create a united Arab army under Egyptian leadership. Quick-tempered Arabs are already talking about a war with Israel in the summer. Another war between Israel and the Arab states is only one of the explosive possibilities. The commitment of King Hussein of Jordan to preserve and respect the 1948 treaty with Britain can not be relied upon anymore.


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