War: Choso! Choso!

On the central front above Hoengsong last week, U.S. commanders were using R.O.K. troops in a new way. The South Koreans were ahead of the main allied line, which had closed ranks behind them. If the South Koreans succeeded in wiping up the North Korean outposts in the formidable, snow-veined mountains, the U.N. line could be hauled up on their heels. If they were counterattacked and broken up under pressure—as they have been in the past—they could fall back without leaving a hole or exposing a flank. To help and encourage them, they...

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