United Nations: Acting No Longer

Burma's U Thant, Acting Secretary-General of the United Nations, last week finally got clear title to his job. The U.S.

and Russia agreed to recommend Thant's election as the regular Secretary-General.

The U.S. had been willing to back Thant months ago but the Russians, who were still on record as demanding a troika to run the world organization, dragged their feet. Finally, Soviet Delegate Valerian Zorin last week conceded that "in view of the realities of the situation" Moscow would not press for a troika—which was doomed to defeat anyway.

During Thant's...

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