FRANCE: Soldierly Duty

Whatever happens in Algeria, Old Soldier Charles de Gaulle is determined to carry the army along with him. By artfully reassigning the principal military malcontents, by paying close attention to the military's fears and hopes, he has brought the army along to grudging acceptance of his offer of Algerian self-determination. Last week came the first military challenge to De Gaulle's authority. It came from the only living Marshal of France—cantankerous, Algeria-born Alphonse Juin, 70, whose once prestigious role in French affairs has diminished over the past five years as a result of ill-timed and ill-conceived forays into military politicking....

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