STRATEGY: Another Peninsular Campaign

On his tenth visit to the Korean front, Douglas MacArthur summed up the military situation: "Our field strategy . . . a war of maneuver with the object of inflicting as heavy a punishment upon the enemy as possible ... has worked well. [But] we must not fall into the error of evaluating such . . . successes as decisively leading to the enemy's defeat." MacArthur added that the mountainous terrain, outnumbered U.N. forces, and political decisions over which he had no control made "purely academic" any talk of crossing the 38th parallel now.

Nevertheless, it was clear that Lieut....

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