THE NATION: MacArthur to Red China

For one day last week, the U.S. dared to hope that there might be a way to end the deadlock in Korea, put an end to the fighting which was costing so much, gaining so little. Douglas MacArthur, flying to the Korean front again, had made a proposition to the enemy.

It was a long statement, in which he first underlined what the Chinese Reds have learned of U.N. military power through the last few months of brutal attrition (see WAR IN ASIA), and told them they could not hope to win.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!