CUBA: Running-Sore Revolt

At the Cuban army's Camp Columbia, near Havana. President Fulgencio Batista one day last week inspected seven old Sherman tanks, which the U.S. had just sold him under terms of a bilateral defense agreement. The tanks were plainly dear to his strongman's heart, but at a press conference later in the day, Batista mentioned their limitations. "The enormous strength of these tanks," he said, "makes it impossible to use them in internal conflict."

Months of Violence. His mind was obviously on Cuba's current, running-sore revolt. Though the dictator's army is well equipped, it so far has been ineffectual against the...

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