CEASE-FIRE: Under the Tent

At the mud-hut village of Panmunjom, the place agreed on as the new site for cease-fire talks, the Communists put up a large tent. Under it, Communist and U.N. liaison officers met last week to haggle—not over peace, but over how wide the neutral zone must be in which to discuss the peace. At this point, two U.N. planes, strafing the Kaesong neutral area by mistake, killed a twelve-year-old Korean boy and wounded his two-year-old brother. After an investigation, General Matt Ridgway accepted responsibility for the occurrence, expressed his "heartfelt grief" and...

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