Tanzania: Why We Guard Against Subversion

The airport road into Dar es Salaam is usually clogged with herds of humpbacked Boran cattle, handsome women in gaudy tradecloth, and barbers in nightgowns who playfully ply their razors in open shade beneath the flame trees. Last week that casual character changed. At the beginning of the nine-mile route, cadres of the Tanzanian People's Defense Force stood tautly at attention, carrying shiny new Chinese automatic rifles. Claques of cheering Africans waved Chinese Communist flags and chanted: "Chou Enlai, Chou En-lai!" Riding along the route in an open Rolls-Royce beside beaming...

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