Finishing Touches

Since their creation in 1948, the armed forces of South Korea had been modeled on those of the U.S. and trained by U.S. officers. Last week there were signs that war's close comradeship had put the finishing touches on the U.S.-style military education of South Korean soldiers & sailors.

In the best MacArthur manner, R.O.K. Chief of Staff General Chung Il Kwun declared Pyongyang "secure" only 24 hours after U.N. troops had made their first entry into the city. Long after Chung had made his announcement, U.N. soldiers were still battling snipers inside Pyongyang.

R.O.K. military men had also been impressed with...

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