THE ENEMY: Human Sea

In point of casualties, the U.S. in Korea is fighting its fourth biggest war (after the Civil War and the two World Wars). In point of knowledge about the enemy, the U.S. is fighting its most unknown adversary. It is a remarkable fact, for instance, that U.S. intelligence is still not sure who commands the Chinese troops pitted against the U.N. forces.

In two months of battle experience, U.S. evaluation of the Chinese enemy has fluctuated widely. At first the Chinese seemed to burst from their Manchurian "sanctuary" like a limitless, indoctrinated, irresistible...

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