KOREA: Uninvited Guest

A Korean general named Kang Moon Bang had an unexpected guest last week during a briefing session at ROK army HQ in Taegu: the top U.S. soldier in Korea, General Maxwell Taylor. As Kang Moon Bang talked on, a window at one side of the room slid open, and another unexpected guest popped into the room.

The newcomer waved a .45 service automatic and aimed it ominously at General Taylor, commander of all U.S. ground forces in the Far East. For a stupefied moment, nothing happened. Then a husky Korean general grabbed the uninvited guest in a hammer lock, while another...

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