The World: Undesirable Emergency

Even though sovereignty over Okinawa was restored to Japan two weeks ago, the Pacific island continues to be a sticking point in relations between the two countries. American military installations are to remain on the island for the indefinite future. The Japanese are now concerned that Okinawa could involve them, even indirectly, in a war.

A case in point occurred only days after Okinawa ceremonially changed hands. Three Guam-based B-52s were unable to refuel in mid-air on a bombing run to Viet Nam because of weather conditions in the western Pacific. They were diverted...

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