World: Seychelles Guns

Who needs all those rifles?

The U.S. has a small nonmilitary satellite-tracking station in the Seychelles, an idyllic string of some 90 islands stretching for 600 miles in the Indian Ocean off the east coast of Africa. It also has an interest in seeing that the islands, which in 1976 became an independent nation in the British Commonwealth, do not serve as a base for Soviet nuclear submarines. The islands are so quiet that even the seizure of power in a relatively nonviolent coup by the socialist Seychelles People's United...

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