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Military academy, at the age of seventeen with the help of his aunt, who was the mother of the noted military leader and statesman George C. Marshall (1880–1959). Clark continued to have health problems during his years at West Point and for a few years afterwards, which at first kept him from advancing or excelling in the military. During World War I (1914–18), however, he found a chance to prove himself as a captain in the Eleventh Infantry Division in France in 1917. He was wounded in action and awarded for his bravery.

While he advocated strong military efforts to drive the Chinese back into North Korea, he began to prepare for an armistice (a truce or suspension of hostilities). Other issues in the State Department Acheson and Truman used the conflict in Korea to gather congressional support for the administration’s cold war policies. Acheson pressed ahead with the political and military strengthening of NATO through the appointment of General Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890–1969; see entry) as its supreme commander, the stationing of additional American troops in Europe, assistance to the French in their war against the forces of nationalist leader Ho Chi Minh (1860–1969) in Indochina (Vietnam), and a peace treaty and defense agreement with Japan (signed in 1951).

Truce in Korea In 1953, Clark negotiated with the Chinese and North Koreans to organize Operation Little Switch, in which sick and wounded prisoners were exchanged between the sides. After that the truce talks began again in earnest. Again, Rhee began to threaten to pull the ROK troops out of the fighting, swearing that he would never go along with the terms of a truce. As the truce became more assured, Clark worked hard to talk Rhee into cooperating, but made no progress, finding the ruler too emotional to listen.

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