CEASE-FIRE: Washington Puts Forth a Plan

In more than four months of U.N.-Communist truce parleys in Korea, the Pentagon and the State Department looked avidly over Matt Ridgway's shoulder, but allowed the Supreme Commander free tactical management of the negotiations, so long as he stayed within broad lines of policy laid down in July. Recently, however, Washington has had a queasy feeling that Ridgway was being too stubborn, and Washington decided to intervene. Somewhere between Foggy Bottom and the thick-carpeted rookeries of Pentagonia, a plan to break the deadlock over a ceasefire line was cooked up and handed to Ridgway. Last week Ridgway's men served...

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