Tag Archives: Korean War

North Korea Invaded South Korea Today in 1950


The attack surprised South Korean President Syngman Rhee and General Douglas MacArthur, who lived in Tokyo and was busy there presiding over Occupied Japan. Many things are quite different now but in other respects remain similar. I had hoped to write an … Continue reading

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Is the 1950 Korea Mess Relevant to the New Korean Mess?


Probably very little, beyond the differences. The North Korean invasion of South Korea began on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops — many of them battle-hardened veterans of Mao’s fights against Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalists — crossed the thirty-eighth parallel to … Continue reading

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