The Leavenworth Times from Leavenworth, Kansas on August 21, 1952 · Page 11
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THE LEAVENWORTH TIMES, THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST 21,1952. Uevea KOREAN' PUZZLE: As the graveyards grow, what has been bought, tactically, strategically or otherwise, for the price? Korean War Begins Third Year of Military Enigma WASHINGTON—(NEA)—As the Korean war begins its third year, it stands as the greatest military enigma in American history. And it's a big question as to whether the military puzzle is worse than the one created in the minds of U.S. citizens. Two years of lightening have cost the U.S. approximately 310, 000 casualties including more than 17,000 American soldiers killed in action. What has been bought tactically or strategically in Korea for this terrible human price, military leaders are hard put to explain. What we have bought ideologically is also a subject of hot disagreement among politicians. Nor can anyone forsea an easy or honorable end to it Close to a year of truce talks, although they have boiled down to the single issue of how to handle prisoners of war, have produced only frustration. The outlook today for achieving peace through this means is blacker than ™>y time since the talks started. At the end of the first year of fighting it was claimed that the Korean war's chief benefit was in alerting America to get strong and build up its forces. On the second anniversary even that gain seems to have been lost in t h e confusion over strikes, lagging production and so-called stretch-out programs. Even a careful evaluation of the known facts of the Korean] stalemate after two years pro-j duces only a few solid conclusions.] The battle line runs across the! peninsula roughly from a point I 50 miles above the 38th parallel! at the eastern end to a point] sightly below the 38th line at the western end. UN forces hold the best hills and positions along the entire line—at the price of much blood. Both sides are dug in so well that a breakthrough by either side could only be achieved with terrible casualties. Both sides have their fronts reinforced miles deep with artillery and mortars. Some intelligence reports say the Reds have more artillery rhere have been reports the Ul\ troops have been pouring from Ive to six times as much artiller. nto the enemy since the stalemat Jian the enemy has fired i n t Gift Values! Jewelry, figurines, pictures, silverware, glassware, trays, cocktail shakers . . everything imaginable for gift giving. Poggemeyer's 204 So. 5th The Revolutinary Swirl-Clean Action CROSLEY DISH WASHER Individual unit or sink combination. Don't buy . . . until you've seen this wonder-worker Dishwasher. Salman's T&C Store Across from Blackman's Phono 2683 When she was twelve, milk was twelve price of milK has grown right along with her. 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During the same time, however, the enemy suffered an estimated 334,000 casualties, or 10 times more than the United Nations—thanks mostly to UN air activity and greater artillery fire. Although the enemy has been able to reinforce himself successfully, mostly by moving supplies at night and off the main roads, the build-up has been at the cost of great losses. These losses have grown to a very serious drain on Chinese and Russian resources, according to intelligence reports. The year proved that U. S. forces—better than the American civilians—could stoically sit out a hot war of nerves as well as any Oriental army, and at the same time keep moral high and profit by the experience. This reporter spent two of last Winter's coldest months at the Korean front and saw firsthand weapon the extremely high morale and cocky defiance of the enemy that exist there, in spite of sai support for the fight back home. The highly-efficient rotation system has accomplished a complete turnover of troops in Korea and has given all outfits back home and in Europe a solid backbone ol battle-hardened veterans. Military experts say that this gain alone is worth many losses. • gging larger Despite the billions spent on development since the war the Army has produced two new weapons in Korea, a bazooka shell and recoilless cannons. Apparently there aren't any new weapons available in quantity. The Quartermaster Corps has made best use of Korea as a testing ground, providing new if boots and clothing, new type rations and lightweight body armor, all of which have added materially to the comfort, safety and effectiveness of ground troops. The fantastic events on Koje Island recently over the handling only of rebellious prisoners of war aren't significant in the big picture of the Korean war. The Army i * capable of being stupid from time to time. 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