"In today's struggle between the East and the West, two of the most sensitive, strategic water lines in the world are the Yalu and Rhine Rivers. The Yalu is on the border between the battleground of Korea and the Chinese Communist stronghold of Manchuria. The Rhine is one of Western Europe's greatest natural defense barriers."
"Of the two rivers, perhaps the Yalu is of more immediate concern, for behind its 500 miles of coursing waters stand the bulk of the Red forces under Red China chief Mao Tse-tung... Few people had heard of the Yalu until the Korean War began. But it gained world-wide prominence in November, 1950, when 200,000 Chinese Reds came pouring across its bridges to aid the North Koreans as they retreated before UN troops..."
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