STRATEGY: To Pusan--& Beyond?

The MacArthur miracle that would have established the U.N. forces in a line across the waist of Korea did not come to pass. After abandoning the Korean capital and its port, Inchon (see below), the only possible move was retreat toward Pusan.

There are two more lines where the U.S. might stand to fight delaying actions, the first above Chonan and Chungju. the second above Taejon (see map). It seemed likely that the Communists would soon make their customary long halt for regrouping and resupply. If they did, the Eighth Army might stop...

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