THE SATELLITES: Sudden & Dangerous

The effect of Poland's assertion of independence echoed through the satellites despite the gingerly coverage by satellite radio stations. But the most curious reception was in Tito's Yugoslavia. There, old hands at this kind of intrigue took careful note of the appearance of Molotov and

Kaganovich in Warsaw beside Khrushchev and Mikoyan, and of the fact that the Red army, obviously concerned about its supply line to East Germany, was backing Khrushchev. Whatever differences there were in the top Soviet leadership, the Kremlin men apparently felt the need of standing together now. While developments in Poland bore out Tito's forecast that...

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