Foreign News: And Then There Were 13

The army Free Officers Committee that fired King Farouk and installed Naguib as ruler of Egypt has come to be known as The Fourteen. From the beginning they all knew that one of their number—Captain Yussef Sadek—was married to a Communist and himself talked like one. Still, Captain Sadek worked hard, did the jobs assigned to him efficiently and well.

As time went on, The Fourteen began to be aware of distressing leaks: the local Communists were tipped off and ready for everything. Even knowing what they did about Captain Sadek, The Fourteen hesitated to act against him.

One day Sadek paid a...

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