MIDDLE EAST: The Worries of April

Springtime tourists in Egypt who had expected to take the two-hour flight from Cairo to Aswan for a glimpse of the High Dam are having to alter plans. The Egyptian government has announced that for a month or so, Aswan flights are being scrubbed. The cancellation is not difficult to understand. Soviet freighters and air force transports have been ferrying military supplies to Egypt, including jet fighters, sophisticated anti-aircraft guns, and additional SA-2 and SA3 missiles similar to those that already ring the dam and line the Suez Canal's west bank. The...

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