The Political Interest Our Man in Kuwait

On Friday evening, March 1, an advance guard of six Kuwaiti Cabinet ministers arrived home to reclaim control of their nation. The news was all bad. The oil-well fires were worse than expected, food and medicine were in short supply, water and electricity were memories. But the prime topic of conversation that night was the "Skip problem."

The "Skip" in question was Edward ("Skip") Gnehm Jr., 46, the U.S. ambassador to Kuwait. The "problem" was really a fear. Many Kuwaitis were afraid that the U.S., after having freed their country from Iraq's domination, aimed to run the place as an American...

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