BATTLE OF KOREA: Massive Envelopment

On the first day of the new Allied drive for the Yalu, Douglas MacArthur issued a confident communiqué: "The United Nations massive compression envelopment in North Korea against the new Red armies operating there is now approaching its decisive effort ... If successful, this should for all practical purposes end the war, restore peace and unity to Korea, enable the prompt withdrawal of United Nations military forces, and permit the complete assumption by Korea of full sovereignty and international equality. It is that for which we fight."

The occasion seemed important enough to merit another MacArthur visit to the front....

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