Last week the United Nations General Assembly condemned Communist China for its illegal detention of U.S. military airmen. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold, asked to make "continuing and unremitting efforts" to bring about the Americans' release, promptly cabled Red China's Premier Chou En-lai requesting a meeting in Peking. The U.N. vote was impressive in itself (47 to 5, with seven abstentions), but even more so was the vigorous manner in which the U.S. and her allies, after long months of scarcely muffled dissonance, acted in concert. The censure tune's most spirited notes...

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