RHODESIA: Dealing or Double-Dealing

A military operation stalls hopes for settlement talks

Prime Minister Ian Smith seemed to be pulling another fast one. Just as moderate black nationalists were responding favorably to his unexpected endorsement of universal adult suffrage as the basis for majority rule in Rhodesia, his air force and army were striking the mightiest blow yet against antiregime black guerrillas based in neighboring Mozambique. The military attacks, which were disclosed last week, cast serious doubts on the sincerity of Smith's conciliatory statements calling for a negotiated transfer of power to the country's black majority....

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