PORTUGAL: The Battle of the Barracks

The former comrades-in-arms of Portugal's military revolution are beginning to look more and more like opposing forces. Last week all military units in northern Portugal were placed on strict alert and confined to barracks following the mutiny of an artillery regiment near the city of Oporto. The 650 mutineers at the Serra do Pilar Regiment ran a red banner up the flagpole and demanded the dismissal of the region's new anti-Communist military commander, General António Pires Veloso. They also demanded an end to what they called "purges" of leftists from the barracks...

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