Foreign News: State of Mind

State of Mind Warned General Ridgway: "There is a truckload of minutiae still to be discussed." Communist truce mechanics, equipped with monkey wrenches, seemed determined to keep the truck stalled. Last week they: 1) threatened to make a truce issue of Peking's charge that U.S. planes had bombed Manchuria; 2) accused the U.N. of "barbarously massacring" Korean civilians at the Koje Island prison camp (see above); 3) said that they would hold out forever, if necessary, against the U.N. proposal for the voluntary repatriation of prisoners of war; 4) continued to insist that Russia be accepted as one of the six...

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