BATTLE OF KOREA: An Old Pattern

In Korea last week there was more dogged, costly, back & forth fighting for Triangle Hill, Sniper Ridge, Iron Horse Mountain. Temperatures dipped below freezing as another wretched winter approached, and this time, with no peace in sight, warm clothing and boots had been distributed early and efficiently. U.S. casualties were sharply up. Latest Defense Department figures listed 122,117 (an m' crease of 963 in one week). They include 21,377 battle deaths, 88,128 wounded, 10,793 missing, 1,819 known captured.

In World War II, it seemed that rapid movement had become a permanent feature of armed struggle. But in Korea there...

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