CEASE-FIRE: Time Bomb

In the U.N. "peace camp" at Munsan last week, barefoot Korean carpenters began equipping the tents with board floors and walls, against the cold weather ahead.

Last July, when the truce talks got under way, the camp was pitched in an apple orchard which was off limits to U.N. correspondents. A U.S. briefing officer appeased their curiosity by showing them an apple from the orchard—the size of a walnut. There was an immediate spate of speculation on how big the apples would be when camp was broken, i.e., when the cease-fire was signed. Last week the apples were harvested by U.S....

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