ARMED FORCES: Van Fleet on Korea

Early this month, when General James A. Van Fleet shocked the Senate Armed Services Committee into an investigation of the U.S. Army's ammunition shortage (TIME. March 16 et seq.), the security-minded Senators heard much of his testimony in closed session. Last week the committee released a censored version of the former Eighth Army commander's secret testimony—testimony which made it clear that the ammunition shortage was only one of many U.S. blunders in Korea. Said Van Fleet:

¶ In June 1951, before the Korean truce talks began, "we had the Communist armies on the run . . . We stopped by order,...

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