War: Red Backdown

The first decision in the Battle of Kaesong went to the allies.

The Communists, who had insisted on Kaesong, a town in Red territory, as the scene of the truce talks, took over the place, behaved as if they were the victors receiving a peace delegation from a beaten enemy. Communist propagandists spread the picture of armed Chinese and North Koreans blustering over unarmed U.S. delegates (see below). Matt Ridgway is not the kind of man to take such treatment calmly. He seized on the question of allied war correspondents' being allowed to cover...

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