THE MEDITERRANEAN: The West's Ragged Edge

Between Greece and Turkey, it is still a diplomatic standoff

"There are problems within the alliance," declared Turkish Premier Bülent Ecevit, the honorary president of NATO. His audience consisted of the allied heads of government who gathered for a summit-conference dinner in the White House Rose Garden last week (see NATION). Indeed, there are problems, and none is more immediately troublesome to NATO strategists than the four-year-old rift between Ecevit's own country and neighboring Greece. Reflecting the ragged edge of the alliance's southeastern flank, NATO forces recently completed a maneuver code-named Dawn Patrol. Both Greek...

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