Saloni Mirchandani of KCNA covers the ongoings of the Southern cabinet of the Joint Crisis Committee.
The intellectuals came together for the Round Table Conference of the Joint Crisis Committee: ROK. The foremost crisis to be discussed was that of Synghman Rhee; the leader of South Korea was disappointed with his nation’s defeat from the North.
A good strategy was needed for its forces. Many suggestions were given, some were surely like the recipe of chilly-filled cakes, and many were pragmatic and served to be useful to the need of the hour. The Minister of Technology and Industry was enthusiastic and clearly stated that all that was required would definitely be provided by this body (JCC), and to all the forces toiling at the war front. The Chief of Navy Staff also pointed out that the Pearl Harbor was an important point of trade that needed protection. Some ideas were disagreed to as well. While the Ambassador of the United Nations said that external entities should not take part in the war as this could lead to more violence and prolonging of the war, the Chief of Air Staff pointed out that without the aid of United States of America, South Korea would face the danger of losing to communism. Although one of the main supporters of ROK is the United Nations, a major supporter of international peace, aggressive ideas like bombardments and actively fighting back were also given.
In the moderate caucus, a motion was passed by the Chief of Army to discuss defense of the Pusan Perimeter. Most of the delegates in the conference laid emphasis upon boosting the morale of the soldiers fighting on the Pusan perimeter. If resources would be provided to them in abundance, there would be a greater possibility of South Korea being on the safer side. The resources provided by the United States of America were also emphasized upon and members encouraged the demand of more resources and weapons from the USA. According to the Minister of Defense, Pusan was being targeted and the arms needed to be strengthened, moreover, there was a chance of China attacking Southern Korea as well. The Pusan perimeter is truly a vulnerable point and it needs to be defended.
Problems took an unexpected turn when information was received that the Cheju Island was faced with protests; almost 500 people demonstrating their plebiscite in the favor of Kim Dal Sam. The crisis was debating whether the protests could be considered null at the cost of the forces on the Pusan Perimeter. Many suggestions came through; according the Minister of Defense, a part of the Pusan Perimeter could be sent to the Cheju Island and any non-violent means could be applied to avoid the crisis. All the delegates came through with the best suggestions possible, though some could be safely stated like the cakes of Utopia.