South Africa: Isolation

South Africa last week was in the grip of a war scare. Who the enemy was, nobody quite knew. But the danger was there all right, declared Defense Minister Jacobus Johannes Fouche, who rose in Cape Town's Senate to cry: "Military action against our country is being openly advocated and secretly planned. There exists in Africa the potential to call up an army of liberation. In spite of threats we shall not yield. We must be militarily strong." With that. Fouche announced plans for the biggest military buildup in South Africa's peacetime history. The new budget called for a...

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