Nation: A NEW LESSON IN THE LIMITS OF POWER

The weak can be rash. The powerful must be restrained.

SO said William Rogers last week after North Korean MIGs shot down a Navy EC-121 reconnaissance plane. The Secretary of State's observation was precisely to the point. The attack was the second atrocity perpetrated by North Korea in 15 months. Again the U.S. found it prudent not to strike back, and this time 31 Americans were dead. There was anger and embarrassment in the Pentagon at this new humiliation. On Capitol Hill, Mendel Rivers, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, proclaimed: "There can...

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