THE NATION: No Time for Illusions

Cheered by the news from Korea and the lack of news about Russia's intentions, the U.S. indulged its constitutional tendency to optimism. In the war theater there was no such feeling. One day last week, General Douglas MacArthur flew to the Han River front. After his inspection he slowly dictated a statement to frontline reporters.

The Communists will never dislodge U.N. forces from Korea, he vowed; the strategy in Korea was working all right. There had been "exhausting attrition upon both [the enemy's] manpower and supplies." But, said MacArthur, "there should be...

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