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 - News Behind the News By Paul Mallon WASHINGTON,...
News Behind the News By Paul Mallon WASHINGTON, April 12 — Everyone is talking about an international international police force as the basis for the post-war world, but no one has described such a police force. Mr. Welles, the Under-secretary of State, has never described what kind of an international police force he wants. Such a proposition proposition was considered considered briefly during the peace conference, the discussions over the Versailles treaty, after the last war. The French advanced advanced the idea of a large international international land army army to keep the peace. The idea was smothered without serious contemplation. All participants in the current discussion seem to accept the theory that a super-army, to which Russia, Britain, China, and the United States would contribute contribute troops could guarantee peace. It could not be done. The question question of what share each should have in the force and where each particular force should be stationed stationed ought to be enough to break up any diplomatic conference which considered the idea. International wars are not fought by land armies alone, but largely on the sea and in the air. Our participation so far has been principally in the air and on the sea. In the future world, the main part of the war will be fought in the air. But, if the international police force idea is turned into the air 'channel, the question of who shall have how many planes, and where, seems almost impossible of negotiation with each, nation naturally naturally striving' to maintain its own interests and to gain the upper upper .hand if possible. Any such proposal along this line would require all participating nations to sacrifice their own natural natural self-protecting interests and no other world statesman except Mr. Welles (or possibly Madame Chiang) has indicated yet a willingness willingness to go that far. • • • But the word "police" in its true

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  1. The Daily Telegram,
  2. 12 Apr 1943, Mon,
  3. Page 4

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