YUGOSLAVIA: Give Us the Job . . .

After Tito's Yugoslavia broke from Moscow and the Cominform in 1948, the U.S. poured into the country hundreds of millions in arms and war supplies. But Western observers could not get a look at the results, could only wonder whether Dictator Tito's army, which won its World War II fame as a ragged band of partisans, was able to handle modern weapons and machines. A jape circulated through Western embassies in Belgrade had it that the slogan of the Yugoslav army was: "Give us the job, and we'll finish the tools."

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