UNITED NATIONS: Not Now, Thank You

Since the United Nations first began, its partisans have urged the creation of a U.N. army to enforce its will. Deriding the idea, Russia's delegate Andrei Vishinsky used to say that such a force would be useful only for parading up and down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue, with Secretary-General Trygve Lie out front on a white charger. In the midst of the Lebanese crisis last August, President Eisenhower called on the U.N. to set up a "standby peace force." But last week U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold cautiously rejected the whole idea of a...

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