Shooting in the Yellow Sea

Trygve Lie's telephone in New York City's suburban Forest Hills jangled in the small hours. On the line, as he had been in the small hours of June 25, was fast-moving Ernest A. Gross, deputy U.S. representative on the Security Council. This time Ernie Gross had no invasion to report, but his news was potentially as serious. A Russian plane had attacked a Corsair fighter of a U.N. naval force in the Yellow Sea, off Korea's west coast. The plane had been shot down, and the body of a Russian aviator recovered.

Buzz, Buzz. When the Security Council met that...

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