IRAQ: One Down

Already on the skids, aggressive young Army Colonel Abdul Salam Mohammed Aref, 38, who longed to be the Nasser of Iraq, had to take a much harder bump last week. A month ago Prime Minister Abdul Karim Kassem removed his fellow conspirator in the Baghdad revolt from the army second-in-command. Last week, as armored cars trundled through the streets, Baghdad radio broadcast that "in the public interest" Aref had been dismissed from his two ministerial posts and banished to the ambassadorship to West Germany. Two other Cabinet ministers, who wanted union now...

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