Turning Point?

For weeks the U.S. command in Korea has faced a crucial choice between two plans of battle. One was to withdraw to the shortest possible defense perimeter immediately surrounding Pusan and build up within it for a counterthrust. A shorter perimeter could have been more easily held by fewer troops, giving battle-weary G.I.s a chance to rest up in the rear.

The other bolder plan called for holding the widest possible perimeter, including Taegu and Pohang. This would mean stringing out in a thin line and shuttling units back & forth to block...

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