fulfilled a campaign promise by going to Korea. The
U.S. commander in Korea, General Mark Clark, had a
prepared estimate for Eisenhower on the forces required
for an offensive to win the war, but to Clark's
surprise Eisenhower was interested only in negotations.
Eisenhower and the communists ended the war on July
27, 1953, a little over six months after Eisenhower became
president. General Clark was opposed to the settlement.