OPINION: Footsteps Down the Hill

After nearly two years as commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, strapping General James A. Van Fleet came back to the U.S. with "a profound sense of frustration." His testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee about the Korean ammunition shortage (TIME, April 13 et seq.) made clear some of the reasons for the frustration. This week, in the first of two articles written for LIFE, Van Fleet gives a grim warning to the U.S. against the way the U.S. is conducting the Korean War. "We have made terrible mistakes in Korea. We may be in the process...

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