Chad: The Taming of a Radical

One of the world's most erratic and radical leaders, Libya's Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, is being uncharacteristically reasonable these days.

Last month he formed a loose union with conservative, pro-U.S. Morocco.

Last week he signed an agreement with France under which the two countries will make a "total and simultaneous" withdrawal of troops from the former French colony of Chad, beginning this week.

Under the agreement, which Morocco may have helped to broker, the French will remove some 3,000 men, 800 vehicles and 40 aircraft, which have been buttressing the government of President Hissène Habré; the Libyans will pull out their 5,000 men...

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