Middle East: The Mess in Yemen

The nasty little war in Yemen, one year old this month, is dragging on in grand disregard for the peace-seeking efforts of the U.N. Neither Egypt nor Saudi Arabia has honored its pledge, which both made earlier this year under U.S. mediation pressure, to disengage simultaneously from Yemen. Although Nasser has sent home six shiploads of troops, he has rotated in fresh detach ments, and at least 20,000 Egyptian soldiers are still in Yemen propping up the republican regime of President Ab dullah Sallal. All the while, money and munitions from the monarchies of Saudi Arabia and Jordan still pour...

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