THE MIDDLE EAST: Reversal of Alliance?

Two months after the departure of U.S. and British forces from Lebanon and Jordan, the Middle East is undergoing a political sea change. A strong, unexpected and menacing Communist current is running through the streets of Baghdad, proving that during the 40 years of British-backed strong-man rule in Iraq the Communists were able to develop and harden the best-organized apparatus in the Middle East. Iraqi Premier Karim Kassem, needing political support for his army dictatorship, has had to call upon the Communists to fight off those who want to merge Iraq into...

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