MOROCCO: Promised Tentacle

Each year when the time comes for Morocco's three-day independence blowout, a kindly foreign friend is called upon to pick up most of the tab. In 1959 the U.S. donated a fleet of trucks and armored vehicles to roll in the parade down the palm-lined streets of King Mohammed V's old capital of Marrakech. This year the U.S. dutifully came through with another $3,500,000 worth of motorized equipment and weapons—part of a fiveyear, $20 million military-aid program.

All this, however, failed to satisfy Moroccan Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, who, as boss of his...

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