STRATEGY: We Must Hold

The Korean war reached its grimmest and most dangerous stage. Early in the week, there was some hope in the fact that the North Koreans seemed to be in a desperate hurry. Their dead piled up in heaps before U.S. machine guns that jammed from their own heat. The North Koreans kept on coming; the Americans fought to keep their own pace, when they were driven back, to orderly retirement. It was a furious assault, and soundly based on the lessons of military history; the North Koreans were trying to turn a stubbornly fought retreat into a rout, seize...

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