The probability that the Communists would strike below the 38th parallel, in spite of all hopes to the contrary, was rapidly building up toward a certainty. One sign was Peking's blunt rebuff of the U.N.'s eager cease-fire committee (see INTERNATIONAL). Another was the slow but ominous massing of Chinese forces in front of the Eighth Army and on its right flank. A third was General MacArthur's warning that 150,000 North Koreans had been regrouped into well-equipped fighting divisions, presumably for service in South Korea. A fourth was a broadcast from Pyongyang—the first since the North Korean capital's "liberation"—proclaiming that...

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