Focus of Hope

In Korea this week, with the U.S. defense position breached and envelopment threatened from the flanks, the prospect that had been clearly visible last fortnight became even more imminent: a further series of withdrawals from the Kum River to a relatively short perimeter around the port of Pusan.

Even if the thin line of U.S. youngsters on the south bank of the Kum had miraculously prevented a single Communist from crossing, they would have had to pull out of the salient around Taejon anyway. The Communist drive on their right flank (see below) threatened to cut the rail line, perhaps encircle...

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