THE NATION: A Feeling for the Situation

"Now I have a feeling for this situation," said President-elect Dwight Eisenhower as he was leaving Korea last week. He had flown 10,836 miles to Seoul, spent three days appraising the Korean war with the world's most practiced inspecting eye. He talked face to face, piling question on question, with the top U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force commanders in the Pacific, with Korea's doughty President Rhee, with European allies, U.S. diplomats, young front-line officers and G.I.s. Then he went into retreat with his staff on the U.S.S. Helena in mid-Pacific to translate a feeling for the situation into...

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