Courtesy Reuters

THE United States will soon become one of the last remaining Administering Authorities under the United Nations Trusteeship System. Of the eleven territories once included, all but Nauru, northeastern New Guinea and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands will have achieved the stated goal of either self-government or independence within a few years. We will then find ourselves in a new and perhaps unpleasant situation. Until now our record in the Pacific Islands has generally won applause in the United Nations; it has appeared favorable in both relative and absolute terms. But praise will not be gained as easily

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