Yemen: Desperation of a Strongman

There are few roads in Yemen, and last week they were all crowded with Egyptian troop convoys headed for the sea. As he promised at the Arab sum mit at Khartoum in August, Egypt's Gamal Abdel Nasser is calling his sol diers home. Five thousand have already left, and another 5,000 are converging on the Red Sea port of Hodeida to await transport. The remaining 10,000 are pulling out of their defensive posi tions in Yemen's bleak highlands, abandoning the Republican-held capital of San'a and the dusty town of Taiz. By the...

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