The Hemisphere: Castro's Growing Arms

Cuban anti-Communists dedicated to the overthrow of Fidel Castro face a task that, militarily, grows tougher by the day. Last week a newly escaped Cuban army officer put it bluntly: "There must be a modern force of at least 6,000 men, well-trained in combined operations on land, sea and air, or else it will be thrown back into the sea." Starting in Castro's first week in power, 21 months of frantic arms buying has funneled enough military hardware into Cuba to equip no fewer than nine light divisions of 7,500 men each, give Cuba...

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