Middle East: Trouble for 333

Outside Cairo sprawls a rambling complex of buildings known as Military Factory 333. There President Gamal Abdel Nasser is trying to develop the powerful weapons system he needs to ensure military supremacy in the Middle East. From 333's workrooms last year came the first batch of missiles, a few 230-mile El-Zafir (Victory) types, and the 370-mile El-Kahir (Conqueror). Although their reliability is none too certain, the military leaders of nearby Israel have nervously noted Nasser's claims that Egypt's birds will have the range to blast important targets "just south of Beirut"—that...

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