Nation: Precautions Against Muslim Anger

The U.S. reduces its presence in eleven nations

A wave of anti-American violence continued to sweep through the Muslim world. Two weeks ago, there were mob attacks on American outposts from Turkey to Bangladesh and the burning of the U.S. embassy in Pakistan. Last week there were more demonstrations, in Thailand, the Philippines and Kuwait; on Sunday, 2,000 rioting Libyans assaulted the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, but there were no American casualties.

Understandably, the Carter Administration remained deeply worried about the fragile state of U.S. relations with the Muslim world. The series of protests...

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