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    On June 25, 1950, the state of North Korea attacked South Korea and started what is now known as the Korean War. Three years later, the war ended in a stalemate after 4 million people were killed. According to “North Korea | Facts and History,” North Korea has poured extensive resources into their military even though it’s agricultural output has been extremely poor. They…

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    wanted the Chinese to have a reason to join the war so he had told MacArthur to stay away from the China border. I believe that it would be Truman's because he had known what would happen if MacArthur had gone to close to the China border. Which when MacArthur had went by the China border it had made chaos because over 300,000 troops from China had join North Korea which made the war last longer because China and North Korea had pushed the UN and South Korean troops past the 38th parallel. No…

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    At the end of World War II and finally liberated from nearly four decades of brutal occupation after Japanese defeat in 1945, the Korean peninsula found itself torn between two foreign ideologies. To the North of the 18th parallel was the Soviet Union leading the communist wing of the Korean resistance, while the United States fought for democracy from the South. On June 25th, 1950, the Soviet-backed communist North Korea pushed through the makeshift border and within weeks had invaded all but…

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    Douglas MacArthur’s involvement in and subsequent dismissal from the Korean War on the outcome of the war. The Korean War lasted between 1950-1953, and was fought between the communists and non-communists during the Cold War. Increasing tensions between North and South Korea initiated the war, resulting in the former invading the latter on 25 June 1950. Other countries soon became involved. The U.S. declared its decision to join the war in support of South Korea two days after the invasion,…

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    The Signal Corps played a vital role during the Korean and Cold Wars from 1946-1964. Significant advances during this period include the AN/GRC-26 mobile radio teletype station, the emergence of satellite communications, and the transistor. The end of World War II led to a drawdown and reorganization of not only the Signal Corps, but the entire Armed Forces. This led to the obstacle of doing “more with less.” The five Chief Signal Officers during this timeframe experienced unique challenges. The…

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    A war with similar causes to the Korean War was the Vietnam War. Similarly, the causes of the Vietnam War found its roots at the end of World War II. At that time the Japanese occupied a French colony, Indonesia. With the collapse of the colonial governments such as in Africa, the Pacific, and Asia the United States was at odds in keeping up with the spread of communism. In 1941 the Viet Minh, a Vietnamese National movement formed by Ho Chi Minh, resisted the occupants in Indonesia.…

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    U.S. Chaplain in the Korean War said “when I was ordained, I was determined to ‘spend myself ’ for God. I was determined to do that cheerfully, no matter in what circumstances I would be placed or how hard a life I would be asked to lead.” Fr. Kapaun, through his words, demonstrates his understanding of how difficult the role of Chaplain would be in the coming decades of war. The 20th century brought about the deadliest military conflict ever known to man. No longer would wars be fought for…

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    The United States Army Air Defense Artillery had small but important roles in the Korean War. Although most the units were filling non-Air Defense roles, there are a few that set themselves above and beyond their sister units due to their actions. These units fulfilling roles other than air defense were using the M19 Multiple Gun Motor Carriage, which was a self-propelled anti-aircraft weapon. This weapon was based upon the M5 light tank chassis, but modified to fulfill the air defense role.…

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    The aftermath of the Korean War was expensive in terms of both lives and money. Therefore, this most asking question has been raised on China, the small state at the time, what are the reasons behind its intervention in the war. Many authors have argued that the main reason behind the China’s decision making to intervene in Korean War was to protect its national security interest. According to O'Shaughnessy, it was the Chinese motive to protect the security of Manchuria, its main economic area…

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    World War III? Tension, stress, fear. Those are just a couple words that describe the current situation the U.S. and North Korea are involved in. North Korea has been launching nuclear missile tests, and the U.S. has had enough of it. President Trump has sent a warship to the Korean peninsula, and the North Koreans took that personal, calling it, "an act of war". Other countries such as South Korea, China, and others are at great risk of being caught in the cross fire between these two. So the…

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