The U.S. State Department finally offered an official pre-glimpse of the World Security Conference in San Francisco. It was not a gloomy glimpse, but it revealed obstacles on the road to an enduring peace.

Veto by Five. Most important was the official version of the Security Council voting rules adopted by the Big Three (TIME, Feb. 19). The votes of seven of the eleven members of the Council are necessary for any action. Any nation, however small, may bring up a complaint for world discussion. If the complaint is against one of the...

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