chapter  2
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Are U.S. Foreign Policy Traditions Relevant to the Middle East?

ByWalter A. McDougall

In october 1942 leaflets appeared in Egypt. The occasion was the British Eighth Army victory over Rommel’s Afrika Korps at El Ala-mein, which at last made the Allies confident they could drive the Axis out of the Middle East. Moreover, the first American observers had arrived in North Africa in preparation for Operation Torch, the invasion of Morocco and Algeria scheduled for the following month. The leaflets, printed in Arabic, proclaimed: