Yemen: Harried Are the Peacemakers

For ten days, Sweden's Major General Carl von Horn, 59, idled beside the crystal pool of Beirut's Hotel Phoenicia. Then marching orders came from the United Nations in New York: by a 10-0 vote, with the Soviet Union abstaining, the Security Council last week approved Secretary-General U Thant's plan to send a U.N. truce team to strife-torn Yemen.

Heading the advance guard, Von Horn took off for Yemen's capital city of San'a with the objective of 1) ending Saudi Arabian aid to the royalist rebels, 2) creating a 25-mile demilitarized strip along the...

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