Greece: The Symbols of Acceptance

Shrouded under tarpaulin on the docks of the Italian port of Livorno are more than 200 American heavy tanks. They have been sitting there, running up storage bills of $1,000,000 a year, since 1967. The beached tanks had been loaded aboard ships bound for Greece, but they were diverted to Livorno when Greece's Premier George Papadopoulos and his fellow colonels seized power and imposed martial law on the country. Reacting to the storm of international protest over the colonels' refusal to restore civilian rule, Washington suspended the flow of U.S. arms aid...

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