War: Headed the Right Way

TIME Correspondent Frank Gibney spent part of last week with South Korean army units which had regrouped and made a creditable comeback since the first nightmare days of the Communist onslaught. Gibney cabled:

A WEEK ago, on the U.S. front north of Taejon, I had shared the disgust of U.S. officers at seeing trainloads of able-bodied Korean troops—unorganized but carrying their weapons and equipment—roll past on their way southward. One U.S. battalion commander, thinking of his own outnumbered soldiers, had snapped: "Can't somebody get these fellows turned around and headed the right way for a change?"

But by this week it was evident...

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