THE NATION: More Serious Than in November

Said Defense Secretary Marshall: "The situation, as I see it, is more serious now than in November."

What dismayed Old Soldier Marshall as he faced a press conference last week was the U.S. public's attitude: he was afraid that Americans were letting down. Last November, in the black days of Korea the Defense Department, and Marshall himself, were accused of not seeing the conflict in its full seriousness, of not asking for enough, of not moving fast enough.

Now he was convinced, Americans no longer had that healthy sense of urgency. He had expected some such letdown along about next...

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