The Time Is Now

"It is essential," said Douglas Mac-Arthur in a report last week to U.N., "to act speedily ... It is my sincere hope that the member nations . . . will without delay build up the strength of our ground forces [in Korea] . . ."

After nearly two months of fighting, U.S. and South Korean troops were still the only U.N. ground forces in the war. Promises from other nations of about 33,000 men were still unfulfilled. This week, in response to MacArthur's plea, London ordered the immediate dispatch of two battalions (1,500 men) from the Hong Kong garrison, part of...

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