GREAT BRITAIN: Turboprop Strategy

With the U.S. assuming major responsibility for defending the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middie East, the British were adapting their strategic posture to their reduced military requirements and their straitened economic circumstances. By next April the headquarters of Middle Eastern defense will be moved from Cyprus 1,700 miles south to Aden, near the mouth of the Red Sea. But, to escape Aden's 120° heat, several thousand troops of a mobile "strategic reserve" will be quartered in cool Kenya.

In time of crisis, the troops will be airlifted 1,000 miles from Kenya to Aden, to pick up the heavy vehicles and...

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