War: THE TRUCE TERMS

EACH side made important concessions. The Communists suffered their first setbacK at the truce table even before the agenda was adopted in July 1951. The enemy wanted to discuss withdrawal of all "foreign" (U.N. and Chinese) troops from Korea. The U.N. negotiators refused, and the matter was left off the agenda for possible solution at a post-truce political conference. The second defeat of the Communists was the breaking down of their demand for a truce line on the 38th parallel. The third—and greatest—was their failure to win repatriation of prisoners unwilling to return to Communist control. The U.N., in turn, failed...

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