War: Roadblock (Cont'd)

The third week of truce talks at Kaesong started in deadlock. The Communists had demanded, and the U.N. flatly refused, to add the withdrawal of foreign troops from Korea to the agenda of the cease-fire talks. After a three-day recess, the Communists backed down again (their first backdown: when they agreed to neutralize Kaesong), settled for a face-saving formula allowing them to reopen the foreign troops issue later on.

At this point, chief U.N. Negotiator Vice Admiral Joy said: "I propose the agenda be adopted." North Korean General Nam II chimed in, "We...

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