POLAND: Red Alert from Moscow

Nervous about labor unrest, the Soviets get their troops ready

"Countrymen, the fate of the nation hangs in the balance." With that dramatic warning, the Polish Communist Party appealed last week for an end to the labor unrest that had brought Poland to what the party itself called "the brink of economic and moral destruction." More than that, the dread scenario of Moscow intervening to prevent a key satellite from abandoning Soviet-style socialism suddenly seemed very real, perhaps imminent. Soviet troops in East Germany, Czechoslovakia and along the Poland-U.S.S.R. frontier were...

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