Firm Promises

Ten days after the first U.S. ground troops went into action in Korea June 25, the U.N. Security Council asked 50 other U.N. member nations to supply troops. By last week, the replies added up to promises of about 27,000 fighting men.

The bulk of these would come from the British Commonwealth. Australia indicated that she would supply 10,000 men; the United Kingdom at least a brigade (about 5,000 men); New Zealand a combat force of unspecified strength. (At week's end 4,000 New Zealanders had volunteered.) Turkey offered 4,500 troops, Siam 4,000; Bolivia promised 30 officers.


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