SYRIA: Slippage to the Left

Behind all the wild exaggerations of a Soviet takeover in Syria, and the denials which did too much to minimize them, Syria was in fact taking a sharp turn to the left. The New York Herald Tribune reported from Paris, from a source neither French nor American, that Communist technicians would take actual command of Syrian units using Soviet-furnished arms. Another story reported 500 Czech technicians about to be sent to work in Syria. In London British officials said they have evidence that the Soviets are already subsidizing leading members of Syria's...

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