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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1326
AUTHOR: Robert Strange McNamara (1916–)
QUOTATION: The plain truth is the day is coming when no single nation, however powerful, can undertake by itself to keep the peace outside its own borders. Regional and international organizations for peace-keeping purposes are as yet rudimentary; but they must grow in experience and be strengthened by deliberate and practical cooperative action.
ATTRIBUTION: ROBERT S. MCNAMARA, secretary of defense, address before the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Montreal, Canada, May 19, 1966.—Congressional Record, May 19, 1966, vol. 112, p. 11114.