Pakistan: Search for a Mantle

When Pakistan's President Mohammed Ayub Khan plays with fire, the smoke is usually intended to choke his Indian enemies. Last week there was plenty of smoke drifting downwind toward India—all of it emanating from Peking, where Ayub was visiting with his new-found Chinese Communist friends.

Smoke spewed from the mouths of saluting cannon as Ayub's jetliner swept into Peking escorted by eight Chinese fighters. Smoke wisped from the tops of eight huge scarlet-silk lanterns mounted in Tien An Men Square, the "Gate of Heavenly Peace" that leads into Peking's Forbidden City, while thousands beat gongs and drums in welcome....

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