Jordan: New Frontiersmen

For some time. Jordan's gay, gutty King Hussein, 26. has shown signs of settling down. Once a lavish aviation and sports-car buff, he has not had a new plane or car in three years. Recalling a Washington visit, he often says earnestly: "Our main problem is how to fit President Kennedy's vision and energy to Jordan's problems." Fortnight ago Hussein acted with vision, energy and political daring.

Suddenly disenchanted with the ineffectual, corrupt administration of his Premier, Bahjat Talhouni, Hussein fired his entire government. As his new Premier, Hussein chose a tough ex-army officer, Wasfi Tal, 41, who promptly gathered...

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