A Letter From The Publisher, Oct. 2, 1950

You saw the map on this page in TIME'S issue of July 24. That was the end of the third week of war in Korea. U.S. troops were still falling back. Their defense position was breached; on the south bank of the Kum River they were threatened with envelopment from the flanks. It was obvious that they would have to pull out of the salient around Taejon and continue to fight a long delaying action. How far would they have to retreat before they were strong enough to make a comeback against the North...

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