Nation: Where Are Allies When Needed?

Mostly debating, delaying or looking the other way

From the beginning of the Afghanistan crisis, two of the major questions have been: Where are America's friends? What actions might they take to punish the Soviet Union for its invasion? Last week an answer of sorts came from Italian Premier Francesco Cossiga, currently presiding for six months as president of the European Community, who took the occasion of a long-scheduled visit to Washington to tell President Carter what the nine-nation group is prepared to do. His message could have been put into two words: not...

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