WEAPONS: Any Hour, Any Weather

Near Ichon a battered Greek unit was fighting off a Communist attack, with heavy support from U.S. artillery. Suddenly a higher headquarters silenced the artillery, to call in an air strike. As the big guns stopped, the tempo of the Red attack increased. The Greek commander flourished his pistol at a U.S. artillery liaison officer. "I want artillery!" he raged.

Most Eighth Army troop commanders would have sympathized. Since the Korean war began, the U.N. forces' close and plentiful artillery support has helped as much as airpower to neutralize the vast manpower superiority of the Communists. Last week, day &...

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