South Arabia: Itching Toward Independence

After 128 years of rule, Britain can hardly wait to get out of troubled South Arabia and leave its recalcitrant Arabs to run—or ruin—their own affairs. It set an independence date for early next year, but has been itching to move it up—if only it could find a working government to which it could turn over power. Anti-British terrorism in South Arabia has already taken the lives of 56 British soldiers, and some 300 Arabs have died as a result of a feud between two opposing terrorist groups. East week, fed up with it all, Britain announced that it will...

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