THE NATION: A Choice of Weapons

The words of the U.S. were carefully chosen, and pitched to carry beyond Panmunjom to Peking, and beyond Peking to Moscow. Their message: the U.S. has come to the end of its patience in the ten-month effort to achieve an armistice in Korea, and will fall back no further. Said the departing U.N. commander, General Matthew Ridgway: "The issues are clear, the stakes are manifest. Our position is one from which we cannot and shall not retreat."

Unthinkable & Repugnant. The line was drawn on the question of repatriating some 100,000 (out of...

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