The Hemisphere: Force for Conciliation

At 2:30 a.m. one day last week, the U.S. finally found some allies in its struggle to prevent chaos and Communism in the Dominican Republic. By a narrow 14-5 vote, barely enough for the required two-thirds majority, the Organization of American States, meeting in Washington, agreed to create the hemisphere's first inter-American military force and send it to help U.S. troops keep peace in Santo Domingo. Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras swiftly laid plans to send contingents of men. Other nations would follow their lead.

More than that, the OAS was...

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