U.N. armored forces overran the Communists' "iron triangle" without much trouble, capturing large enemy stores of ammunition, fuel, rifles, burp guns, mines, grenades, TNT, and medical supplies. Two U.N. columns of more than 100 tanks closed in on Pyonggang* at the triangle's northern point, and found it empty. But when enemy resistance stiffened to the north and east, the allies pulled back out of the town. The U.N. offensive stalled.

The enemy had transferred his central-front base of operations to Kumsong, and he stopped the allies cold on the approaches. Every ridge...

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