PAKISTAN: Friend in Trouble

In Washington last week, the U.S. Government showered $105 million in economic aid and $50 million in military aid on Pakistan's likable Prime Minister Mohammed Ali. In him the U.S. recognized a friend; in his country the U.S. recognized an Asian nation steadfast in its resistance to Communism. Unfortunately, just at the climactic moment, Ali had to cut short his trip and hurry home. In Karachi 70 hours later, Mohammed Ali was all but stripped of power.

"The Governor General has with deep regret come to the conclusion," read the official Pakistan communique, "that the constitutional machinery has broken down...

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