THE NATIONS: Forward or Back?

The U.S. had maneuvered itself into an odd position on the Korean war. It had got from the United Nations a condemnation of Red China as an aggressor, but this action had a price: the more or less clear commitment from the U.S. that sanctions against Red China would not be requested.

This raised a basic question: What was the U.S. now trying to do in Korea? Hold the area against aggressors? That had been done against North Koreans. Possibly it could be done against Chinese Reds. But against North Koreans, Chinese Reds and Russians? Hardly.

For the U.S. to stay...

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