World: Jordan: The Battle Ends; the War Begins

SELDOM has a newly arrived diplomat presented credentials under conditions as bizarre as those that faced U.S. Ambassador L. Dean Brown in Amman last week. Brown, who had been pinned down for seven days in the beleaguered American embassy as civil war raged outside, clambered aboard a Jordanian armored personnel carrier and was whisked to Al-Hummar Palace on the fringe of the city. There, King Hussein accepted the envoy's credentials and discussed emergency U.S. assistance for Jordan. The fact that the King was on hand and receiving ambassadors indicated how the struggle...

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