International: Of Blood & Ink

For the past five years, the Russian veto has blocked any Security Council action not to Russia's liking. The Council's decisive action on Korea was possible only because the Russians had walked out of U.N. (TIME, Jan. 23 et seq.). Last week the U.S. gave its support to an old suggestion: shift some of the responsibility for the world's peace from the veto-bound Council to the veto-free Assembly. At the same time, the U.S. made a concrete proposal for the beginnings of a standing U.N. armed force.

Right Direction? The U.S. plan, drafted by a group of U.S. officials including Ambassador at...

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