War: Rats in a Corncrib

Most of Korea's 40,000 Communist guerrillas were actually bypassed units of the regular North Korean army and could only be called "guerrillas" because they were fighting behind the front in Allied-held territory. At the time of the junction of the Inchon and Pusan beachheads, Tokyo spokesmen had gloatingly reported them trapped. Last week the guerrillas were acting more like rats in a corncrib than like rats in a trap. They had attacked trains, convoys, supply dumps, command posts, burned or terrorized towns, driven thousands of Koreans from their homes. They seemed to be centrally directed by General Kim Chaek, the North...

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