BATTLE OF KOREA: Another Inchon?

Through monsoon rains, mud-spattered G.I.s of the U.S. I Corps—together with Greeks, Turks, Filipinos and Siamese—pressed slowly forward, yard by weary yard, ridge by bloody ridge. Their goal: the Communists' "iron triangle," the central defense bastion bounded by Chorwon, Kumhwa and Pyonggang (see map).

The Chinese Reds had several good reasons for making a maximum effort to save the triangle. It would have been an excellent staging base for another Red offensive —if they could have organized and resupplied quickly enough to launch one (they still had plenty of their greatest resource,...

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