Korean War Ends at 38th Parallel

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Korean War Ends at 38th Parallel - LT. GEN. RIDGWAY HAPPY IF KOREAN WAR ENDS AT...
LT. GEN. RIDGWAY HAPPY IF KOREAN WAR ENDS AT 38th PARALLEL By LEIF KRICKSOK CENTRAL FRONT. Korea, March 12 —(A»;— lA. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, U. S. Eighth army commander, said today he felt an end of the Korean war at *the 38th parallel "would be a tremendous victory for the united nations." Ridgway quickly «tfded he knew of no plan for ending the war on that onetime dividing line between Communist North and Republican South Korea. Ck>mmunist China’s failure to drive united nations forces from Korea, he also told a news conference, "would be a defeat for her of incai culable imporUmce." Rldgway’s statements appeared to contrast with one only last Wednesday by General Mac Arthur, who said that under present conditions, "the battle line cannot fail in time to reach a theoretical point of stalemate." MacArthur said the Chinese reus had no more than "an almost hopeless chance of ultimate military success." MacArthur also said that further allied advances "would mill tarily benefit the enemy more than It would ourselves"—if the UN did not put more forces into the field and continue to ban air attacks on the enemy’s Manchurian "sanctuary." (Oeallaaad mm PAOB SIX)

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  1. Somerset Daily American,
  2. 13 Mar 1951, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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