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The Middle East Situation

After weeks of slowly intensifying crisis, the situation in the Gulf cameclose to reaching a crunch point with the missile attack on the US-flagged SeaIsle City off Kuwait. The incident was still fresh at MEES press time, and itwas not clear what the US reaction would be. It was hard to imagine Washingtonallowing the attack to go unanswered, but the situation was greatly complicatedby the fact that the attack took place in Kuwaiti waters....