CUBA: All Free

Angling for a friendly reaction in the U.S., Rebel Raúl Castro's men freed the rest of their U.S. hostages last week "because of the Lebanese situation.'' U.S. Navy helicopters flew to a meadow near the eastern Cuban mountain town of Puriales and on four successive days brought out the eleven marines and 18 sailors kidnaped three weeks ago on a bus outside the Guantánamo naval base. The play for U.S. good will was frank. Said the rebel commander in Puriales: "If the admiral wants to send you into battle in Lebanon, we don't want to hold you back."

The freed men...

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