THE NATION: Estimate of the Situation

In Korea, President-elect Dwight Eisenhower is likely to demand the kind of precise, efficient briefing which General Eisenhower is accustomed to. In any current estimate of the situation, the field commanders are likely to present three possible courses of action:

1) Maintain the status quo and go on hoping for an armistice. This would leave 30% of U.S. Army combat strength tied up in defending a 145-mile front across Korea's middle, would allow the enemy to build up his reserves without having to expend them any faster than he sees fit, and capable of launching an attack at will.

2) Pull...

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