BATTLE OF KOREA: Ready & Waiting

When the armies of the U.N. and the Communists were settled down in the limited Korean lull last fall, U.S. General James A. Van Fleet was worried about stagnation's effect on his Eighth Army. "A 'sitdown' army is subject to collapse at the first sign of an enemy effort," he said then. "An army that stops to tie its shoestrings seldom regains the initiative."

Last week, six months of lull later, General Van Fleet gave a fresh report on the conditions of his forces. The Eighth Army today, said he, is stronger in...

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