CEASE-FIRE: Roadblock

The negotiators at Kaesong, trying to write an agenda for the cease-fire talks, seemed to be getting along famously. By the middle of the week, they had agreed to list threem topics: 1) the physical details of stopping the fighting; 2) the definition of a cease-fire line; 3) safeguards against resumption of fighting. Then came the trap: the Reds wanted the agenda to list another topic, to wit, "withdrawal of foreign troops" from Korea.

U.S. Vice Admiral Charles Turner Joy, spokesman for the U.N., insisted that this was a political matter, and clearly not a proper topic for a conference...

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