Rehabilitation of Korea

Archive Report

Basic Conditions for a Settlement in Korea

Cease-Fire Negotiations at Kaesong

Preliminary Negotiations looking to an armistice in Korea have turned attention to obligations of the United States and United Nations to that country once peace has been restored. Agreement to a cease-fire, with adequate guarantees against resumption of hostilities, would still leave complex political and territorial issues to be resolved through diplomatic channels. Provision must also be made for the long-term security of Korea, but a truce period while diplomatic negotiations were under way would offer opportunity for a beginning on the formidable task of Korean rehabilitation.

Arranging a cease-fire with the Communists, however, is proving more arduous and time-consuming than at first expected. A third major break in the six-week-long military negotiations came on Aug. ...

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