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The defense of the Pusan Perimeter was truly a great victory for Eighth Army, but the extent of the victory was not immediately apparent, especially in distant Washington. Looking at battle maps during the first week of September, the JCS had rightly grown increasingly apprehensive and once again questioned the Inch'ŏn landing. In view of the precarious state (as it seemed) of Eighth Army, it appeared absurd to be pulling the Fifth Marines from the Pusan Perimeter to land at Inch'ŏn. Moreover, even if Walker held on without them, it seemed impossible that Eighth Army could rebound from the NKPA offensive in time to mount a successful breakout and link up with the Inch'ŏn forces.[9-85]