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Middle East War Danger Cited in Brookings Study for Nixon

The Middle East is cited in an essay on defense contained in a 620-page book of 18 essays entitled “Agenda for the Nation” to be published Friday by the Brookings Institution here. Carl Kaysen, director of the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University and a consultant to the Rand Corp., wrote that “only in the Middle East are the prospects of war so high and the degree of American commitment clearly so great as to raise the prospect of United States military intervention if all else failed and the Arab countries were really about to overrun Israel.” The essays by 18 experts analyze substantive problems facing President-elect Richard M. Nixon and the new Congress. He and his aides are reportedly studying it closely.