ARAB FEDERATION: Slowly but Surely

Forty years ago a young Arab officer rode triumphantly up the old Hejaz railway beside Prince Feisal and Lawrence of Arabia toward the ancient desert capital of Amman. Last week, still pursuing his old dream of an Arab nation filling the Fertile Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Persian Gulf, General Nuri asSaid, 70, returned to Amman to put into being a new union, the Arab Federation, joining the kingdoms of Iraq and Jordan.

"We will implement our union slowly but surely in order to avoid mistakes," rasped the old soldier in a...

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