National Affairs: RIDGWAY TO THE TROOPS

"I HAVE heard from several sources, chiefly from members of combat units, the questions: 'Why are we here? What are we fighting for?'...Every member of this command is entitled to a full and reasoned answer. Mine follows...It is not a question of this or that Korean town...The real issues are whether the power of Western civilization as God has permitted it to flower in our own beloved lands shall defy and defeat Communism; whether the rule of men who shoot their prisoners, enslave their citizens and deride the dignity of man shall displace the rule of...

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