War: Package Deal

The heaviest engagements last week were fought in the two conference tents at Panmunjom. Bitter argument continued on the emotion-charged issue of the prisoners (see below); but, however that was settled, it would not affect the shape of the peace. The shape of things to come lurked in the other tent, where U.N.-Communist negotiators were still trying to come to terms on means of safeguarding an armistice.

The U.N. was eager, perhaps overeager, to break the logjam by making concessions. But Ridgway's men were stoutly determined not to allow the Reds unlimited rights to build and repair airfields in North Korea....

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