THE NATION: The Road Back

Skill, suffering and valor were making history and legend in Korea this week; the U.S. forces and their U.N. allies, suffering heavy casualties, had fought free of the threat of annihilation and were as safe as soldiers could expect to be while the battle still raged. But the cold end-fact was that the U.S. had met defeat in Korea—a defeat that would have to be retrieved somehow, somewhere, if the world-wide march of Communism was to be halted.

In Washington, nearly a week was lost in getting started on the new drafts of manpower and the wrenching of the economy...

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