THE British press competed for the most apt description of Britain's latest show of power. Among the entries: "the Bay of Piglets," "the Paper Blitzkrieg" and "War in a Teacup." I SAY CHAPS, cried a banner headline in the London Evening News, THE NATIVES ARE FRIENDLY. In the Commons, a Tory rose and, with broad irony, asked Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Secretary Michael Stewart: "Will the right honorable gentleman convey to the Prime Minister the congratulations of the House on at last taking on somebody of his own size?" Harold Wilson had not sent troops into Nigeria, or settled the Rhodesian...

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