UNITED NATIONS: Foursquare for France

In a fit of exasperation one day last month, French Premier Guy Mollet turned on Christian Pineau, his Foreign Minister, who was fretting about what the U.N. would do with the troublesome Algerian problem. "What matters to me," snapped Mollet, "is not the United Nations but the United States." To hard-headed Guy Mollet it seemed self-evident that the treatment given the two-year-old Algerian revolt in the glass palace on the East River would be largely determined along the banks of the Potomac.

What Premier Mollet wanted was U.S. support for the French argument...

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