THE BALKANS: Closing a NATO Gap

In Yugoslavia's picture-postcard resort of Bled, in a villa once built for the royal family of Yugoslavia, Communist Tito last week signed a 20-year "treaty of alliance, political cooperation and mutual assistance" with Greece and Turkey. Just six years ago, Tito's Yugoslavia was arming Red guerrillas fighting in Greece; a generation ago, Greeks and Turks were deep in a bloody war with one another. The new alliance joined together three nations with more than a million soldiers under arms: Turkey, 450,000; Yugoslavia, up to 600,000; Greece, 125,000.

Actually, the pact is not as toothy as once intended. Originally, Greece and Turkey...

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