Eight weeks after the North Koreans crossed the 38th parallel, General Douglas MacArthur asked U.N. members for reinforcements. At that time, U.N. nations had already promised 33,000 fighting men, later upped the number. But last week there were only some 20,000 men from other United Nations on the ground in Korea, compared to 100,000 R.O.K.s, 140,000 Americans.
These are the U.N. members' contributions to the common fight:
¶ Australia1,000 men, two destroyers, one 75-plane Mustang fighter squadron.
¶ Belgium-Luxembourg750 men, en route.
¶ Canada1,000 men, three destroyers, one air transport squadron.
¶ Colombiaone frigate, en route.
¶ France1,000 men, one frigate....