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Actually, Egypt won (strategically)

Reader comment on item: [Michael Oren's] "Six Days of War"
in response to reader comment: Reply to Waleed Abd El Rahman - Egypt "victory" in 1973

Submitted by Oren Green (Canada), Aug 12, 2008 at 12:52

The only state to achieve it's objectives in the 1973 war was Egypt.
True, at the end of hostilities Israel was at a military advantage over Syria and Egypt, so what? A military victory is meaningless without political consequences.

Egypt achieved it's objective of breaking the status quo and forcing Israel into a process that would return the Sinai to Egyptian hands.


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