MEN AT WAR: The Ugly War

John Osborne, TIME & LIFE senior correspondent in the Pacific, last week cabled this report from the Korean battlefront :

THIS is a story that no American should ever have to write. It is the ugly story of an ugly war. Because there is so much to tell that is sorrowful and sickening, let the story begin with a few good and heartening things that also can be said about our war in Korea.

The American effort and the American soldier in Korea are magnificent. Doubtless we could and should have been better prepared....

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