CONGO: Where's the War?

Washington airport was dank as any Congo rain forest. The diplomatic greeters, led by Secretary of State Christian Herter, huddled under a long blue canopy on rollers, but rain trickled down the back of the Egyptian ambassador's neck and plonked off the Homburg of the ambassador from Guinea. From a MATS Convair stepped Congo Premier Patrice Lumumba, 35, wearing his customary blue suit and brown Italian loafers. He gazed at a blue, gold-starred Congo flag that had, all too obviously, been hand-sewn that morning, and a Marine Corps band struck up Stars...

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