CEASE-FIRE: The Big Question

The question before the house, asked more emphatically than at any time in the past eight weeks, was: Do the Reds really want peace in Korea?

While the Peking and Pyongyang radios reached new heights of invective ("cunning," "deceitful," "arrogant," "blackmail" and "lunacy"), the Communists last week broke off the Kaesong truce talks. It was the first time they had done so, although Matt Ridgway had done it twice.

Before they did, the Reds put on two shows: one, a "people's funeral" without a corpse, the other, a clumsy and ludicrous attempt to make it appear that the Communist billets in...

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