KOREA: More Important than Battles

Old Rockbottom budged last week. Foreign Minister Molotov's note to Washington on Korea broke a long deadlock that had made the 38th parallel across Korea the most opaque of all the curtains between the Russian sphere and the rest of the world. It also meant that the world's 13th largest nation could move a step toward the independence it had not known for 40 years and toward the democracy it had never known.

Tension over Tenses. Not that Molotov conceded much. To understand his note it was necessary to go back to the Moscow agreement of December 1945, when the U.S....

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