Cyprus: NATO to the Rescue

While talks on the Cyprus crisis dragged wearily on in London last week, the U.S. and Britain agreed on a proposal to police the troubled island with a 10,000-man expeditionary force for the next three months. It would not be an official NATO mission, but since Greece and Turkey are both members of the alliance its manpower would be drawn from NATO nations and include some 1,200 U.S. combat troops. The Anglo-U.S. proposal also called for appointment of an impartial mediator to help break the diplomatic deadlock in London.

Greece and Turkey immediately accepted the plan; Greek and Turkish Cypriots rejected...

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