BACKGROUND FOR WAR: After Korea?

Even after victory is won in Korea, a disturbing question will remain: Will there be other Koreas in Asia?

Of the Asian mainland's 16.3 million square miles, Communism controls about two-thirds, including Asia's heartland. Much of Asia's rimland is, however, nonCommunist, although under heavy pressure (see insert opposite).

Most immediately threatened rimland country is Indo-China, where a French army (150,000 men) has been unable to put down Communist Ho Chi Minh's rebels (see below). The Indo-Chinese Reds probably cannot win without direct intervention by Red China.

Should Indo-China fall, the neighboring countries...

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