KOREA: Frustration at Panmunjom

The red silk flags of Communist China and North Korea snapped briskly last week from the triumphal arch at Panmunjom, close by the moldering straw hut where the U.N. worked out the truce. There were no U.N. flags on display, for Panmunjom, "neutral" center of Korea, lies in Communist territory. To frustrated and bitter Americans, this Communist dominance of the scene—legal as it is—reflected a growing reality last week.

A few thousand yards south of this bustling new community, the 2,500 hutments and 40-odd compounds of Indian Village lay sprawling across barren...

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