CEASE-FIRE: Resumption

This week, under the big tent at Panmunjom, everything was signed and set for the formal resumption of U.N.-Communist cease-fire talks.

At first the Reds had been uncompromising. They insisted on neutral zones around Panmunjom, around the Communist and U.N. advance bases at Kaesong and Munsan, and around the connecting roads, totaling some 175 square miles, as against the allied proposal of less than 20. They insisted that the U.N. command accept responsibility for guerrilla disturbances in the neutral zones, and that nights over them by U.N. planes be absolutely banned.

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