STRATEGY: Fluid Stalemate

Said Lieut. General James Van Fleet: "The Eighth Army's pursuit phase has now ended with the clearing, again, of enemy units from South Korea . . . The Eighth Army will continue, however . . . when necessary and profitable, [to] meet [enemy] threats within North Korea."

Only the week before, Van Fleet had spoken far more boldly about disregarding the 38th parallel and stabbing into North Korea. Was he now trying for a truce with the enemy? Van Fleet hastily issued a second statement asserting that he had only outlined a tactical situation. His remarks, which may or may...

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