POLAND: Distrust in the Ranks

In the moment of his triumph last October, Wladyslaw Gomulka cried: "The Polish people can now trust their army. It is subordinate to its own government." Gomulka dismissed Soviet Marshal Konstantin Rokossovsky as Poland's Minister of Defense, sent some 50 Soviet "advisers" back to Moscow, and replaced the army's Soviet-styled uniforms with others more distinctively Polish. But last week a top Polish official admitted that even these concessions had failed to mollify the bristling patriotism of Poland's soldiers, who seemed dissatisfied not only with Gomulka's uneasy halfway house of independence, but...

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