The World: The Big Ten Looks Like Amateur Night

DETENTE on the Korea Peninsula proceeds at a glacial pace.

Last week, after eight months of preliminary talks, the Red Cross organizations of the two Koreas finally agreed to an agenda for discussions this summer on the reuniting of families separated by the division of the country after World War II, 27 years ago. Even that was judged a significant breakthrough. Earlier, in a conversation with the New York Times's Harrison Salisbury, Premier Kim II Sung reiterated his demand for a complete withdrawal of the U.S.'s 43,000 troops from South Korea as a precondition of resuming normal relations.

Salisbury found in Pyongyang an...

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