Aden: Back to Colonialism

The thin red line of empire was still unraveling last week. This time the scene of the fray was Aden, at the southern tip of Arabia, a barren 75-sq.-mi. crown colony that owes the relative prosperity of its 250,000 citizens largely to the fact that it is the second largest of Britain's dwindling overseas bases. That is at least one too many for Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser, who for two years has backed a resistance movement to heave the British out.

Nasser's efforts have been not without success. Last week, because of the...

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