War: The Odds

With last week's landing of U.S. reinforcements, the odds in Korea, while still heavily against the U.S., were beginning to even up. The U.S. now has part of five infantry divisions in Korea (24th, 25th, 2nd, 1st Cavalry, 1st Marine). With several independent combat units, U.S. strength added up to about 60,000 men. Most of them are still inadequately equipped but more and more materiel is flowing in daily. There are still virtually no reserves to provide rest periods for the men at the front. Fighting with the U.S., are perhaps 50,000 ill-equipped South Koreans.

The North Koreans have an estimated ten...

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