CEASE-FIRE: New Location

For 40 days, the Kaesong cease-fire talks had been stalled. Matt Ridgway was fed up. Over the radio "Voice of the U.N. Command," which he uses when he doesn't want to put something in writing, his headquarters warned: "The time is fast approaching when resumption or conclusion of the [truce] talks may well turn on one reply." In other words, put up or fight. With that, U.N. forces launched an offensive.

Two days later, the Reds rejected Ridgway's request that talks be moved from Kaesong to Songhyon, eight miles closer to U.N. lines....

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