Foreign News: Short of War

In its efforts to convince the world that Tunisia has been giving aid and comfort to the Algerian rebels, France got an assist from an unexpected source. "We give the insurgents what help we can, short of going to war," admitted Tunisia's President Habib Bourguiba last week. "Our position is like that of the U.S. with respect to the Allies during the first years of World War II. We are not belligerents, but we are not neutral either."

Even if Bourguiba wanted to, it would be physically impossible for Tunisia to seal off its 600-mile border with Algeria. The southern 300 miles...

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