Greece: The L.B.J. Caper

Nervously, the little band of rescuers stared toward the dark shore from their boat, anchored off the bleak, remote Greek isle of Amorgos. Finally, they spotted the faint beam of a flashlight. By walkie-talkie, they confirmed that their man was ready to be picked up. Two crewmen hopped into a rubber dinghy and paddled to the beach. Twenty minutes later, they were back with a passenger: George Mylonas, 50, Greece's former Under Secretary for Education, who had been exiled to the island 14 months earlier by the military junta as a "threat to public security."

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