War: Fruits of Victory

Marking the eighth anniversary of the U.N. Charter-signing at San Francisco, Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold spoke his mind on the U.N.'s role.

"The U.N. action in Korea marks the first attempt in history to meet aggression with unified force under an international standard . . . The approach is a new formula in the history of political conflicts.

"We must adapt ourselves to accept such unfamiliar developments as a war which ends without total victory for any party, but only for a principle. Such a victory, although it may not be considered as satisfactory by those who still believe in unconditional surrender...

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