International: THE FIGHTING, WAITING EIGHTH ARMY

From Korea, TIME'S Senior Editor John Osborne cabled:

AMERICANS ought to be aware that their army in Korea today, a truly fine outfit, is not the best army the U.S. can put in the field. It is the best army that can be put in the field in the circumstances.

The soldiers who man it and the officers who command it see no purpose and no good in the kind of war they are fighting. Americans fighting abroad always want to be done with war and go home, but there is a special quality in our soldiers: disgust with the war they...

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