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The Korean War “The wrong war in the wrong place, at the wrong time, with the wrong enemy.” Omar Bradley Chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Why did Truman fight? 1. North Korea had launched a well planned, all-out attack across the 38 th parallel. Soviet Union and China were behind the invasion. 2. The Truman Doctrine had committed the U.S. to a policy of containment. “Stop aggression and subjugation of the weak”. 3. Violation of UN resolutions to keep the peace. 4. Meet the threat early on. 5. He had been criticized for being soft on communism.
Communist North Korea 1. Led by Kim Il Sung 2. (Kim Jong Il: son) 3. (Kim Jong-Un: grandson) 4. Soviet trained and equipped 5. Backed by Communist China
Democratic South Korea 1. ROK led by Syngman Rhee 2. Backed by the United Nation’s forces, comprised of troops from 22 nations. 3. United States troops comprised 90% 4. Douglas MacArthur: Supreme Allied Commander
82 (1950). Resolution of 25 June 1950 Calls for the immediate cessation of hostilities; Calls upon the authorities in North Korea to withdraw forthwith their armed forces to the 38 th parallel; To observe the withdrawal of North Korean forces to the 38 th parallel; Calls upon all Member States to render every assistance to the United Nations in the execution of this resolution and to refrain from giving assistance to the North Korean authorities.
The Forgotten War
“There will be no Dunkirk!” MacArthur
Police Action Photos
Effects of the Police Action in Korea 1. A turning point in international policy. 2. The first military expression of the containment policy. 3. The first use of U.N. forces. 4. New policies and practices of the U.S. military. (ex. Police Action, integration) 5. Fear of nuclear war
l I'm Gonna Dig Myself A Hole: Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup  I might dig myself a hole Move my baby down in the ground I might dig myself a hole Move my baby down in the ground You know when I come out There won't be no wars around Well, I got my quiet canary, my class card, too My baby's wondering Lord now what am I to do Might dig myself a hole Move my baby down in the ground You know when I come out There won't be no wars around I'm might-a leave my baby all pulled up and crying You know that's the reason why I 'm really gonna change my mind Dig myself a hole Move my baby down in the ground You know when I come out There won't be no wars around l Well, they take me to the river front, cross the deep blue sea My baby begin to wonder what in the world become of me Dig myself a hole Move my baby down in the ground You know when I come out There won't be no wars around Well, I ain't got no one to love me, all I got is gone My baby leavin' me and I'm leavin' up my home I might dig myself a hole Move my baby down in the ground You know when I come up There won't be no wars around
Weapon Of Prayer: The Louvin Brothers  In that land across the sea, there’s a job for you and me Though our presence there may not be found We must stay each night and day on the battle line and pray We must never lay our weapons down Refrain: We don’t have to be a soldier in a uniform To be of service over there While the boys so bravely stand with the weapons made by hand Let us trust and use the weapon of prayer Many thousand miles away someone shed their blood today With a heart so true and brave they’ve gone To a war that’s yours and mine, let us join the battle line With a weapon that will save our home Refrain When the planes and tanks and guns have done all that they can do And the mighty bombs have rained and fell Still the helpful Hand above holds a weapon made of love And against Him none on Earth prevail