Thumb on Windpipe

Before the United Nations forces made last week's landing at Inchon, this was the situation:

For six weeks the North Koreans around the Pusan perimeter had maintained heavy pressure on Lieut. General Walton Walker's line. In spite of intensive and thorough bombing and strafing of supply lines from the air, the Reds were still getting enough to the southern front to hold the initiative. The rate of U.S. buildup inside the Pusan perimeter was so slow that, short of a complete North Korean collapse, Walker had little prospect of launching a decisive offensive.

The Inchon invasion was aimed at Seoul, through which...

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