Twice a year since Tito broke with. Stalin, a tide of rumors about a Russian satellite invasion of Yugoslavia has washed through the Balkans. Last week the waters were rising more than ever.
Tito himself cried alarm. "The least possible event in Europe," he broadcast, "is a localized war." It was a warning to the Kremlin that an attack might well be the step into World War III.
Tito's uneasiness welled up from the fact that the military balance in the Balkans has been tilted against him. Russia has been equipping its satellite armies with planes, tanks and heavy artillery.
Western intelligence reports: