FRANCE: Expediency Again

Allied secret diplomacy last week made its second major decision in French North Africa. The results were as politically disturbing, as morally disheartening to the United Nations cause as the first decision nine months ago. Then the U.S. had used turncoat Admiral Jean François Darlan on the ground of expediency. Now the U.S. and Britain insisted that control over the French armed forces in North Africa must go to General Henri Honoré Giraud and not to General Charles de Gaulle, on the ground that it would be militarily dangerous to risk a...

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