ITALY: Assault on Communism

Secure for a while at least with a small parliamentary majority, Italy's Premier Mario Scelba last week announced that he was launching a head-on assault against the nation's No. I problem—the Italian Communist Party, which is the largest, richest and most powerful in the West. The trackdown was good news to Italy's antiCommunists, many of whom have felt such a move to be long overdue. It was good news for U.S. strategists, for whom the Italian party has lately loomed as. a real threat to NATO, EDC and the basic free-world stand...

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