PORTUGAL: The New Command

When General Antonio de Spinola abruptly resigned as provisional President earlier this month, he warned that Portugal was being taken over by leftists and faced "anarchy, crisis and chaos." His successors have gone out of their way to declare that though Portugal is steering a leftist course, it will not go Communist and will continue to honor its commitments to the Western alliance. To allay fears, Portugal's new President, Francisco da Costa Gomes, flew to the U.S. last week to meet President Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. He also addressed...

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