MIDDLE EAST: Lack of Presence

"Live in peace," said Dag Hammarskjold, winding up his 17-day peacemaking mission in the Middle East. In a resolution of last month's emergency U.N. Assembly meeting, the Arabs had pledged themselves to noninterference in one another's affairs, and asked the Secretary General to make practical arrangements to assure that these promises were carried out, with the ultimate object of achieving the evacuation of British and U.S. troops from Jordan and Lebanon.

The key man was Nasser. Yet when Hammarskjold arrived in Cairo, Nasser evasively refused to commit himself to "radio disarmament," but...

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