All week long, the whereabouts of the bulk of the U.S. Eighth Army, along the Seoul-Taejon axis, was obscured by censorship. For all that news readers in the U.S. knew to the contrary, the Eighth might have been retreating pell- mell toward Taejon. This week news of an allied counterattack in the Osan sector made it clear that the Army was no longer in retreat.

The Chinese had halted, after the fall of Osan, for what Eighth Army spokesmen said was a huge buildup of strength. Also, they seemed to be shifting strength laterally to the east, either...

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