BATTLE OF KOREA: Slow but Steady

In a week of careful, two-mile-a-day advances, Eighth Army took most of the slack out of the Communist defense line. Thrown off balance, the Chinese Reds were having difficulty preparing the counteroffensive Eighth Army had predicted.

His western flank still stabilized on the south bank of the Han River, Lieut. General Matthew Ridgway kept U.N. troops attacking in the east and in the center. Last Friday U.S. marines drove the Chinese 66th Corps off the hills commanding the central Korean town of Hoengsong. Next day, the marines trudged northward through the narrow mountain...

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