Dominican Republic: All the King's Men

A blue and white U.S. Air Force JetStar from the special White House squadron touched down at San Isidro airbase, 9½ miles east of battle-torn Santo Domingo. In the city's rebel stronghold, one of Colonel Francisco Caamaño Deńó's leftist advisers brightened visibly at the news. "Ah," he asked eagerly, "Johnson has come?"

No. The plane merely carried a top-level, four-man presidential mission (see THE NATION). Practically everyone else was there trying to settle the month-old civil war. But in the fourth week of fighting and maneuvering, all the king's horses and all...

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