IRAQ: Red Retreat

When he needed help to consolidate his coup d'état last year, Iraq's Premier Karim Kassem trustingly relied on the local Communists. Soon they controlled the press, the state radio and government censorship, key propaganda posts where they set to work creating the legend of the revolutionary hero, the Sole Leader. Friends tried to warn the Sole Leader that he was being had, but it took the shocking evidence of the Red-led killing and burning at Kirkuk (TIME, Aug. 3) and Mosul to convince Kassem that the Communists were out to divide, not...

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