Present Handicaps

The heart of General MacArthur's argument was that, under its self-imposed limitations, the West cannot win in Korea.

"All you can do is to go up & down like an accordion to an indecisive campaign and to an approximation of a stalemate," said he. "I shrink—I shrink with a horror that I cannot express in words—at this continuous slaughter of men.

"The battle casualties in Korea today probably have passed the million-man mark. Our own casualties, American casualties, have passed 65,000. The Koreans have lost about 140,000 . . . The enemy probably has...