LEBANON: The Search

Lanky, affable Career Diplomat Robert Murphy is an old hand at applying diplomacy in the shadow of military force. An ace troubleshooter in France and North Africa during World War II, and later in the Trieste, Korea and Suez crises, Murphy last week moved unobtrusively about Beirut on his assignment as President Eisenhower's personal representative for negotiating a speedy political compromise among the little country's warring factions.

Favored by the pause in the fighting brought about by the marines' arrival, he called on a score or so of Lebanese leaders in both camps. He went into the hills to see...

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