Yemen: The Forgotten War

From the mountains of Yemen last week came news of a sharp turn in the fighting that greatly improves the prospects of Egypt's President Gamal Abdel Nasser and dims the hopes of victory for the tenacious royalist tribesmen of Imam Mohamed el Badr. A brisk, twelve-week campaign has put Nasser's troops and tanks in control of most of the country.

The streak of success came none too soon for Egypt's ruler, who has poured vast quantities of men and money behind the republican regime that deposed the Imam in a palace coup two years ago. Since then, it has been touch...

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