Just when it looked as if the armistice talks were about to break off, and General Harrison, the U.N. senior delegate, had warned the enemy that "time in these discussions is fast running out," the Communists resorted to an old and reliable maneuver. They threw in some bait, in the form of an ostensible concession, to keep the negotiations going.

What they tendered was a new, eight-point plan, the crucial feature of which is a provision that the prisoners who refuse to return to Communist hands should stay in Korea, under the supervision of a five-nation "repatriation commission," until their...

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