Foreign News: On the Swiss Model

On the military quicksands of Algeria, the French army struggled a few steps forward. Five thousand troops last week swung a long dragnet out from the Moroccan border, began inching northward toward the sea, where ten warships waited for the advance to flush out fleeing rebels. In the Kabylie area, some 210 villages once controlled by the rebels offered their submission. But in Paris, Socialist Finance Minister Paul Ramadier announced gloomily that the North African war was costing a billion francs ($2,850,000) a day—as much as the Indo-China war took at its peak, and without any U.S. help. To pay for...

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