World: The Issues

Once again the world witnessed the disturbing sight of foreign United Nations soldiers, supplied by U.S. planes, blasting the buildings and shooting at native troops in the Congo. There was some legitimate doubt as to whether the U.N. should be there at all, even though it was responding to violence or threats of violence on the part of Katanga. The U.S. firmly backed the U.N., but Britain, although on record as favoring the U.N.'s presence to keep the peace, was deeply unhappy about the armed intervention. "We support a unitary Congo state," declared...

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