SOUTH AFRICA: Limited Action Against Apartheid

But the short-term effect may be to rally whites behind Vorster

As expected, the U.N. Security Council voted 15 to 0 last week to impose a mandatory arms embargo on South Africa —the first time the U.N. has ever taken such action against a member nation. As U.N. resolutions go, this one seemed calculated to prove modestly effective. To be sure, it failed to create a defense crisis for South Africa, which is virtually self-sufficient in arms production. In fact, over the short run the U.N. vote may even have played into the hands...

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