TRUCE TALKS: With or Without

This week the U.S. indicated that it intends to go ahead with a truce in Korea, with Syngman Rhee's assent if possible, without it if necessary.

U.N. Supreme Commander Mark Clark dispatched a letter to North Korea's Kim II Sung and Red China's Peng Teh-huai. asking for resumed truce talks "in an earnest endeavor to achieve an early armistice." The U.N. Command is a military command, he said, and it does not control the sovereign South Korean government. By agreement, it is supposed to control the ROK armed forces; therefore, the Rhee government broke an agreement when ROK soldiers, acting...

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