JORDAN: Changes of Command

The national thrill that Jordan got three months ago by expelling Britain's longtime commander of Jordan's crack Arab Legion, Glubb Pasha, had spent itself. But Jordan, a poor desert kingdom crowded with 500,000 Palestinian refugees, had found no peace.

Last week Jordan got itself a new Premier and new army commander. The Premier was Said el Mufti, who resigned last December in protest against British attempts to take Jordan into the Baghdad Pact. Now he cried for a revision of the Anglo-Jordanian treaty, which provides Jordan with a $25 million-a-year British subsidy, more than half the country's total revenue. (The...

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