GREAT BRITAIN: South from Cyprus

The British have been taking a hard, careful look at their defenses in the Middle East. Three months ago able Defense Minister Duncan Sandys, 49, went off on a personal fact-finding tour to determine what should be done. After the failure of last fall's invasion of Egypt, he concluded, Britain no longer has a specific individual role to play in the lands bordering the eastern Mediterranean (Friend Iraq would be defended by the Baghdad Pact as a whole). "The emphasis has shifted south of the Suez Canal to the Arabian peninsula area,"...

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