Rhodesia: Some Planes Arrive

For more than a month, the action stirred by Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence has centered in London and Salisbury. Last week the focus shifted to another capital: Lusaka, where Zambia's moderate black African President Kenneth Kaunda was caught in an ever tightening bind.

As Rhodesia's northern, black-ruled neighbor, Zambia is expected by other black-nationalist regimes in Africa to lead the fight against Ian Smith and his white-minority government. Kaunda certainly wants to defeat Rhodesia's whites, but not in a racial war. He wants white troops to go into Rhodesia to bring down Smith. But Britain's Prime Minister Harold Wilson...

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