Back from the Brink
On Monday, October 29, the Israeli Government announced to the world it had invaded Sinai in order to destroy the bases from which the Fedayeen groups operated. With the end of the Security Council debates on the Suez Canal, Colonel Nasser, Israel said, "felt himself immediately free to authorize the Fedayeen units to resume their incursions into Israeli territory."
In Washington, after hurried conferences at the State Department and White House, Dulles' deputy, Herbert Hoover, Jr., frantically sought to reach Lodge to instruct him on behalf of the President to ask for an emergency meeting of the Security Council the next morning. Unable to reach Lodge, who, along with other UN diplomats including Sir Pierson Dixon, was at the opening of the opera, Hoover located James W. Barco, brainy number three man on the U.S. delegation and asked him to find Lodge. Barco immediately called the