ARGENTINA: The Army Loses

With his election victory safely tucked away, Juan Peron moved last week to square his account with the army. It was stubborn opposition in the army's upper ranks last summer which forced Juan and Eva Peron to drop their brash project of running as a family ticket for President and Vice President. It was a humiliating setback, and the Perons do not forget.

In a sweeping purge, the President got rid of nine top generals, including Army Chief Angel Solari and the commanders of Argentina's three armies, plus 25 officers of lesser grade....

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