TRUCE TALKS: Ready to Sign?

A skeptical and anxious world wondered whether more, than three years of fighting and two years of truce talking were at last nearly at an end. This week the Communist delegates at Panmunjom said that they were ready to talk about signing the Korean armistice.

The sudden break came after a week of secret sessions, punctuated by delays, recesses and recriminations, and accompanied by bloody warfare (see below). Nam II & Co. asked for, and stayed until they got, U.N. assurances and clarifications about Syngman Rhee's future behavior. Then over Peking radio they broadcast the details of the secret sessions...

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