In the midst of cramming for his Moscow tests, Secretary of State Marshall took an hour and a half last week to go over a new U.S. policy for Korea. It was high time.

Ever since V-J day, Korea had been a sore spot. The damage had started at Yalta, where an illogical division of Korea between U.S. and Soviet occupations had been decided upon. It had been worsened by bad administration in the U.S. zone and by the fond U.S. hope that the Russians would somehow come to be reasonable. Now the State Department frankly recognized the failure of...

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