UNITED NATIONS: Under the Eagle's Beak

"A dangerous provocation. An act of perfidy!" cried the Soviet Union's Foreign Minister over and over, and more than one delegate at the big horseshoe table in the blue and gold Security Council chamber began to yawn. Even those disposed to deplore the U-2 overflight only chided mildly.

"We understand the annoyance felt by the Soviet Union," said Ecuador's Dr. Jose Correa.

How could a light, unarmed, single-engined, nonmilitary, one-man plane be aggressive? asked U.S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge, blandly.

"These activities are, alas, a current practice," sighed France's Armand Berard to the...

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