War: Deadlock

The week at the Kaesong conference table ended as it began, in deadlock over the problem of where to draw the ceasefire line. The U.N. stood fast for a buffer along the actual front-line positions; the Reds stuck to their demand for a buffer zone straddling the 38th parallel. Day after day, both sides presented "clarifications" of their aims. Repeating the U.N.'s view that the parallel is an insecure defense line, Admiral Joy three times asked North Korean General Nam II, chief Communist delegate: "Do you or do you not agree that the security of his forces is the responsibility of...

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