CEASE-FIRE: Runaway Horse

While the prospects of peace in Korea steadily dwindled, the Communists took the position that they would resume the truce talks if General Ridgway would assume the guilt for things he had not done —and promise not to do them again. The Reds were riding their propaganda campaign like a man on a runaway horse.

In their attempt to prove that a U.N. plane had attacked Kaesong, the Reds had shown themselves up as clumsy bunglers (TIME, Sept. 3). Obviously angry and humiliated by the U.N.'s surgical exposure of their fraud, the Communists last week launched a...

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