STRATEGY: Anything They Can Throw

The big war news last week was that the U.N. forces—or at least their spokesmen —had regained confidence. Army Chief of Staff J. Lawton Collins, back in Washington from Tokyo and Korea, turned in an optimistic report to Secretary Marshall and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the Pentagon had its most buoyant week since November. In the field, the 3rd Division's Major General Robert H. Soule displayed a gamecock's confidence: "If they order us, we will go back and take Seoul. We can stop anything they [the Communists] can throw at...

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