World: VOICE FROM THE GRAVE

For many years, the best friend and trusted confidant of Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser was the chief of his armed forces, Field Marshal Abdel Hakim Amer. But the two had a serious falling out after Egypt's disastrous defeat by Israel in June, and in September, while under house arrest for allegedly plotting a military coup, Amer either committed suicide—the official version of his death —or was killed. After his death, intelligence agents of another Arab state obtained in Cairo a 14-page document said to be Amer's last testament. Though the Middle East makes a business of forgery, sources who knew Amer...

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