NORTH AFRICA: Empty Base

Just 35 miles from Casablanca sits the spanking new $23 million base of Boulhaut, built for the U.S. Air Force. Finished five months ahead of schedule, it is the last of four Strategic Air Command bases built by the U.S. in Morocco since. 1951, and is complete to housing, code rooms, radar, cold-storage plant, glass-walled servicemen's club and movie theater. Last week, after six months, Boulhaut had yet to see the first plane touch down on its 10,000-foot runway, and the total base personnel was one Air Force captain, one master sergeant and a girl secretary.

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