JORDAN: Blocking the Way

The British are desperately anxious not to be left behind in Jordan when the Americans pull out of Lebanon. But the Iraqis still refuse to send Jordan any more oil, the United Arab Republic still blocks its supply line across Syria to the Mediterranean, Cairo and Baghdad radios still beam their murderous propaganda at Hussein's Palestinian-refugee subjects. Unless and until the U.N.'s Dag Hammarskjold can achieve agreements offering reasonable protection against such pressures, gallant young King Hussein is reluctant to see the 4,000 British troops leave their tents at Amman's airport.

With or without a U.N. "presence," Jordan's future was...

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