STRATEGY: The Reason

Why has no truce agreement been reached in Korea? Beneath the weird and interminable welter of words at Panmunjom, the reason is plain even to the newest soldier on the front.

When the truce talks got under way last July, the U.N. knew what brought the Reds to the conference table: they were suffering heavy losses on the battlefield and they faced the prospect of defeat. U.N. spokesmen said insistently that only by continued pressure could the Reds be brought to sign an armistice. But U.N. strategists lost sight of that fact....

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