THE NATION: Enemy's Choice

As sick and wounded U.N. prisoners rolled into Freedom Village in Korea last week, the U.N. armistice negotiating team headed north by helicopter to reopen talks with the Communists at Panmunjom.

Negotiations last October collapsed because the Reds showed no real desire for an armistice. This time the issue is left, more than ever, in their hands (see WAR IN ASIA). If the Communists really want a truce they can have it tomorrow, or any day next week, or any day in the next month or so. In this 34th month of the war, U.N. forces are doing almost nothing...

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