War: Glad to Have Them

The South Koreans, who had seemed on the verge of collapse early in the war, continued to fight in a way that made the Americans glad to have them on their side. At ruined Pohang, on the east coast, they sent a force inland to attack the enemy in his rear, while other South Koreans and a small armored U.S. force held him by the nose (as the late George Patton used to say) with a frontal attack. The U.S. Air Force moved its planes back to Pohang airfield. The Communists were pushed back toward Yongdok. Jubilant South Korean commanders called...

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