International: Waiting for the Whistle

On the fogbound eastern mountains last week, Syngman Rhee's South Korean troops fought bitterly for ground they would only have to give up under an armistice. Things were not that way along U.S. sectors of the line. U.S. soldiers bathed in the streams within view and rifle-shot of the enemy, and heard Chinese loudspeakers warn them: "Keep your heads down; the war is almost over."

Communist forces have grabbed more than a dozen outposts from the U.N. since truce talks resumed in earnest five weeks ago. When U.S. troops were attacked they defended their positions well, but eventually withdrew, and launched few...

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