From Alexander the Great's victory at the Granicus (334 B.C.) to Gettysburg and on to the Battle of Midway, military commanders have often been criticized for failing to "exploit the retreat"—that is, for not pressing after a beaten enemy. No such reproach could be made against Lieut. General Van Fleet and his Eighth Army last week. When the battered Chinese Reds ran out of steam in the second phase of their futile spring offensive, they acted as though Van Fleet might be ceremonious and give them a breathing spell. Instead he attacked, and when the Reds withdrew, he chased...

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