THE MIDDLE EAST: The Generals Take Over

"My authority is revolution," proclaimed Pakistan's President Iskander Mirza, as he coolly scrapped his country's constitution and Parliament—and still another of the struggling new Afro-Asian states passed under army dictatorship.

All across the Middle East and Southeast Asia the strongmen have been taking over: in Burma, where the army moved in bloodlessly last month; in Thailand, where the army boss overthrew the regime last fall; in Iraq, where an army revolt toppled King Feisal's regime last July. In the once stable and prosperous little republic of Lebanon, Parliament elected Army Chief Fuad...

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