KOREA: South to Freedom

In 55 barbed-wire compounds at Panmunjom sit more than 22,000 defiantly anti-Communist Chinese and North Korean prisoners of war whose determination not to go home was the main issue that hung up a Korean truce for a year and a half. If all goes well next week at 12:01 a.m. on Jan. 23, the 22,000 will walk south to freedom. To bring about this event—which will liquidate the blood-stained prisoner problem once and for all—the

U.S. last week had to deal forcefully with three troublemakers: 1) India, 2) South Korea, and 3) Red...

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