Korean War Lessons
Koresen, Frederick J., Army
The Pitfalls of Settling for Less:
When I agreed to deliver a speech to the MacArthur Foundation, I went immediately to T. R. Fehrenbach, a revisit to his book This Kind of War. I wanted to refresh my memory of the stark revelations he presented of just how bad things were when we committed an unready, untrained and ill-equipped Army to the mission of defending South Korea. We committed them piecemeal, beginning with Task Force Smith and continuing with bits and pieces of the 24th Division. We committed them to join the Republic of Korea Army that was also unready, untrained and ill-equipped. Together we were almost totally incapable of halting the invasion from the North. …
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Publication information: Article title: Korean War Lessons. Contributors: Koresen, Frederick J. - Author. Magazine title: Army. Volume: 52. Issue: 8 Publication date: August 2002. Page number: 7+. © Association of the United States Army Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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