War: What Now?

The first phase had gone better than the U.S. had dared to hope. The Reds not only agreed to negotiate; they also decided to have the Chinese commander take part in the talks. Washington had feared that the enemy would carry the Chinese "volunteer" pretense to the point of forcing U.S. representatives to deal only with Korean Communists.

Only a First Step. But it was only a first step. There was bound to be trouble over some of the West's terms for a ceasefire. The Communists were certain, for example, to raise stiff objections to a buffer zone which would leave the...

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