THE NATION: What It Takes

The President called in the members of Congress' Armed Services Committees and talked frankly. He admitted that the U.S. military high command had seriously underestimated the speed and power of the North Korean ground attack and had gone in too slowly with too little. "Now that is being changed," he said. "We're going in with what it takes."

All week long official Washington was trying to look concerned but calm, determined but not belligerent. It was a difficult, and perhaps impossible, role to bring off. The Administration was trying to wear two...

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