THE NATION: Major Policy Shift

The world witnessed the most dramatic proof yet of a remarkable change in U.S. policy in Korea. The U.S. now seemed prepared to fight a MacArthur war, instead of the cautious war once advocated by Dean Acheson and George Marshall.

Douglas MacArthur, in his messages to the enemy, never matched the harshness of the words General Matthew Ridgway used last week. Calling Communist charges that U.N. forces had violated the neutrality of Kaesong "malicious falsehoods," Ridgway poured towering scorn on the Communists in a historic verbal nose-twisting. More significant than words were...

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