FOREIGN RELATIONS: For History & Leverage

Ex-Secretary of the Army Frank Pace: It was clearly considered judgment in October and November of 1950 that [the Korean] war would be over by December of 1950.

Senator Byrd: Whose judgment was that?

Pace: That was the judgment of General MacArthur and the judgment of those in authority in Washington.

Byrd: Did General MacArthur think the war was going to be over in 1950?

Pace: By December of 1950, yes, sir.

At the close of a Senate Armed Services Subcommittee hearing on the U.S. ammunition shortage (TIME, April 13 et seq.), Virginia's Harry Byrd clipped such excerpts of testimony and mailed them off...

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