A United Nations Peace Force

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Contents
AUTHOR'S PREFACEv
FOREWORDix
CHAPTER I: NEW HORIZONS1

UNEF is born in crisis . . . Behind-the-scenes story of midnight diplomacy against backdrop of war in Egypt . . . Pearson persuades Hammarskjold

CHAPTER II: AN IDEA TAKES SHAPE6

The General Assembly endorses Pearson's ideas and wins a cease-fire . . . Hammarskjold outlines the role and functions of UNEF . . . Vital precedents set

CHAPTER III: THE FORCE EMERGES21

From drawing board to operating force in eight day: how troops were obtained, others tactfully refused . . . Capodichino and the American air lift . . . Race against Soviet "volunteers" . . . Hammarskjold's troubles with Egypt; the case of the Queen's Own Rifles

CHAPTER IV: THE NEXT CRISIS32

What might have happened in the Egyptian case if a force had been available . . . in Hungary . . . What might happen in Kashmir . . . in Algeria . . . and elsewhere

CHAPTER V: THE LONG ROAD46

Efforts in the past to set up international police forces . . . for a fighting role . . . for lesser duties. Pre-World War I Between wars . . . Article 43 of the UN Charter . . . the Military Staff Committee . . . Korea and the Uniting for Peace Resolution . . . The Collective Measures Committee . . . Trygve Lie's Proposals

CHAPTER VI: CAN THE UN ENFORCE PEACE?66

Is public opinion ready now for a step forward? Some indications of public sentiment . . . A plan for a force "in being" of 6000-7000 men: what it would cost, how to obtain it, what problems it would provoke . . . Conclusion: probably impracticable at this time

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