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 Korean War - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the United States, the conflict was termed a police action (as the Korean Conflict) under the aegis of the United Nations rather than a war, largely in order to remove the necessity of a Congressional declaration of war.
Seoul was captured by the North Koreans on the afternoon of June 28, but the North Koreans had not accomplished their goal of a quick surrender by the Rhee government and the disintegration of the South Korean Army.
When two Korean brothers are drafted into the military to fight in the war, their older brother tries to protect them from the harsh realities of war, resulting in conflicts that wear away at his own humanity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Korean_conflict   (6039 words)

 Korean War -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eventually the South Korean forces, and the small number of Americans in Korea, were driven into a small area in the far South around the city of (A city in southeastern South Korea on the Korean Strait; the chief port and second largest city) Pusan.
The Korean War was the first armed confrontation of the (A state of political conflict using means short of armed warfare) Cold War, and it set a model for many later conflicts.
The name 'Korean War' is the (An Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch; the official language of Britain and the United States and most of the Commonwealth countries) English language name for the war.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/ko/korean_war.htm   (5732 words)

 Encyclopedia: Korean Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Korean War (Korean: 한국전쟁), from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953, was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea.
The Korean War was the last major war where propeller fighters such as the United Nations air forces' P-51 Mustang, were used, and it was the war in which jet fighters came to dominate the skies.
Until the conflict in Korea, the United States had largely abandoned the government of Chiang Kai-Shek, which had retreated to Taiwan, and had no plans to intervene against the expected invasion of Taiwan by the Communist Party of China.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Korean-Conflict   (4477 words)

The conflict helix is a general process whereby states such as China and the Soviet Union or the two Koreas establish and maintain the understandings, accommodations, and agreements that enable them to cooperate and satisfy their interests.
Conflict therefore achieves a new balance of powers, such as the post Korean War balance between the Koreas or that of the Sino-Soviet balance achieved through their border clashes and confrontations of the 60s.
The course of Korean conflict and cooperation is, of course, highly dependent upon North Korea-American relations; and it is secondarily dependent upon the Soviet-North Korea helix and the South Korea-United States one.
www.mega.nu:8080 /ampp/rummel/helix.htm   (14805 words)

 Korean War --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
Although attacks came all along the border, the major North Korean thrust was in the west of the Korean peninsula, toward Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
The provisional government was formed in reaction to Japanese suppression of the March 1st Movement, the struggle for Korean independence from Japanese rule that had begun with a proclamation of independence issued by 33 prominent Koreans on March 1, 1919, and a number of massive demonstrations...
During the period between 1946 and 1962, the nature of this new conflict emerged as the United States and its Western allies became embroiled in a battle against the Soviet Union and the specter of...
www.britannica.com /ebi/article-9275317   (1012 words)

 CHAPTER I: Korea, Case History of a Pawn
Erupting from the rivalries of great nations, the Korean War was greatly influenced by domestic conditions rooted deep in the history of Korea, and by the topography of the peninsula where it took place.
According to one authority, "The Korean Government was in the position of an incompetent defective not yet committed to guardianship.
The Korean national debt increased thirty-fold between 1910 and 1945, and the taxation of Koreans was oppressive.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/books/pd-c-01.htm   (5287 words)

 Korean War 50th Anniversary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Department of Defense 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration has officially ended effective September 30, 2003.
Thank you for your interest in the program, your contribution towards educating the American people on the Korean War is appreciated.
Although we are no longer distributing educational materials on the Korean War, this site will remain online so that you may still access it.
korea50.army.mil   (63 words)

 Subject Bibliography: Korean Conflict (054)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Describes the third phase of the Korean War using text, maps, illustrations, and a chronology of the war from 3 November 1950 to 24 January 1951.
Describes the fifth phase of the Korean War using text, maps, illustrations, and a chronology of the war from 9 July 1951 to 27 July 1953.
Interprets their significance to the course of the conflict and their importance in the application of air power in modern warfare.
bookstore.gpo.gov /sb/sb-054.html   (1186 words)

 Greenwood Publishing Group I1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A neglected war in the history of the United States, the Korean conflict played a key role in greatly expanding America's commitments worldwide and contributed to the U.S. decision to engage in direct military action in Vietnam fifteen years later.
This up-to-date, readable analysis and ready-reference guide to the Korean War is designed to help students and interested readers understand the causes, events, and implications of the War and to provide a wealth of material for student research.
Because it is based on the most recent scholarship and written for the high school and college student researcher, it is the ideal companion to a study of the Korean conflict and its implications for post-World War II America.
info.greenwood.com /books/0313299/0313299099.html   (348 words)

 Korean War Photos of 1950
A Field Artillery Battery of the 8th F/A, 25th Division fires on a North Korean road block with a 105-mm howitzer.
Herbert Ohio of Hilo, T.H., views the battered remains of the Communist defenders of Hill 268, which was taken by men of the 5th RCT, 1st Cavalry Division in their advance on Waegwan, Korea.
Wounded soldiers are evacuated (foreground) as M-4 tanks of the 5th RCT move to the front in the Kumchun area in Korea.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/photos/Korea/kor1950/kor1950.htm   (634 words)

 Introduction to the Korean War Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
While Korea never received the attension that World War II or Vietnam were given after their time, the Korean War is a particularly interesting twentieth-century historical marker.
Also, in the future, this summary of the war could be used as a central homepage for a cluster of Korean pages.
The overview of Korea consists of five major sections: (1) Post-WWII and events leading to war, (2) the North Korean invasion and overrunning of the South, (3) the U.S.'s entrance and push to the Yalu, (4) China's entrance in the war and push to Seoul, and (5) the stalemate and final negotiations.
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/students/stanley/intro.html   (305 words)

The 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Flag is symbolic of the unified effort of the United States, the Republic of Korea and our allies to stop communist aggression on the Korean peninsula 50 years ago.
In the center is the "Tae Guk" symbol from the South Korean flag, familiar to many as the symbol for the philosophy of Yin and Yang.
The focal point of the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War Commemoration Crest is the three-lobed Taeguk, known as the sam-Taeguk.
korea50.army.mil /welcome.shtml   (565 words)

 The American Experience | Race for the Superbomb | The Korean War
And as the war progressed the conflict demonstrated how difficult it would be for either side to use atomic bombs decisively in battle.
North Korean leader Kim Il-sung launched the attack once he had received a promise of support from Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.
The war ended up being a see-saw affair that saw the UN forces retreat from North Korea to the Pusan perimeter in southeastern Korean and then forge forward again across the 38th parallel only to be driven south once more by the Chinese forces.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/bomb/peopleevents/pandeAMEX58.html   (650 words)

 Korean War Webs
Korean Conflict Casualty File (KCCF) - contains selected descriptive data about U.S. military personnel who died by hostile means as a result of combat duty in the Korean Conflict, including personnel declared dead while in a missing or captured status.
Korean War Museum, official website of the "Fight American Aid Korean War" museum located in the border city of Dan Dong, near the Yalu river.
Little Fanfare for Soviet Korean War Veterans -- A handful of survivors among more than 40,000 Soviet servicemen who fought in the Korean War with communist North Korea have the private satisfaction that their efforts were appreciated, at least by their adversaries.
www.kimsoft.com /kr-war.htm   (2532 words)

 Veterans Museum & Memorial Center, In Memoriam, Korean Conflict, 1950 - 1953
MacArthur was faced with a daunting task: to build a coalition army that could defeat the North Koreans, thus saving the ROK, while confining the violence to the Korean Peninsula and keeping the Soviet Union and China out of the war.
MacArthur's troops were able to slow the North Korean advance and then pull back behind the Pusan perimeter in the far south while awaiting reinforcements and preparing to stage an amphibious invasion at Inchon-the UN capture of which MacArthur believed would force surrender by the Communists.
The successful amphibious operation at Inchon caused the communists to retreat from Seoul, while the Eighth Army was able to break out from Pusan and join up with other UN forces to push the Communists back over the 38th parallel-the line dividing the two Koreas since 1945.
www.veteranmuseum.org /koreanwar.html   (949 words)

 Women in the Korean Conflict
The 13 Army nurses of the 1st MASH and those of the 4th Field Hospital made the landing and by the end of 1950 over two hundred Army Nurse Corps officers were in Korea.
During the Korean era over 120, 000 women were on active duty.
She went back to civilian flying with United Airlines after the war, but when the Korean conflict errupted she donned her uniform once more and flew several hundred more missions as a flight nurse in Korea.
userpages.aug.com /captbarb/femvets6.html   (983 words)

 Examining the Korean War   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This page is designed to educate readers about the Korean War and to offer resources for learning and research.
This page is dedicated to all men and women who served in the Korean War.
Additional Korean War resources This page was constructed by Nathan Stanley Go to the Pacific University Asian Studies Page Go to the ASPAC Homepage Copyright © Pacific University, 1996
mcel.pacificu.edu /as/students/stanley/home.html   (211 words)

 Powell's Books - The Korean Conflict, 1950-1953: Fire and Ice (History at a Glance) by Michael J. Varhola
Michael Varhola's The Korean Conflict covers every aspect of this overlooked conflict in an original and fast-paced style.
Includes a Foreword by Col. John E. Jessup, a Korean War veteran and the author of a number of books, including An Encyclopedic Dictionary of Conflict and Conflict Resolution, 1945-1996.
Just in time for the 50th Anniversary, The Korean War will be a welcome addition to every military enthusiast's library.
www.powells.com /biblio?isbn=1882810449   (172 words)

 US to deploy 690,000 troops in any new Korean conflict: report [Free Republic]
US defense chiefs have considerably increased the number of troops that would be deployed in any new Korean conflict.
The United States fought with the South against the communist North in the 1950-53 Korean War and has kept troops in South Korea under a mutual defense pact to deter any new invasion attempt.
The South Korean defense ministry, however, described the increase as the result of a new US "win-win strategy," which would require the United States to have the capability to fight two wars simultaneously, such as in the Middle East and East Asia.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a3a2b9e3b196a.htm   (1026 words)

 History: The Korean Conflict
The nature of combat in the Korean War resulted in numerous instances of blindness and multiple handicaps.
More than 500 servicemen were blinded during that conflict, accounting for five percent of all casualties, the highest ratio of any American battle up to that time.
In addition, there were a substantial number of multi-handicapped cases including bilateral hand amputees, unilateral arm amputees, unilateral and bilateral leg amputees, neurologically impaired, and brain injured.
www1.va.gov /blindrehab/pagetext.cfm?pg=15   (384 words)

 Korean Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces in June 1950, once again brought attention to Fort Riley as an important training facility.
Infantry Division, made-up of units from the Ohio National Guard, was also stationed here during the conflict.
While they were not sent overseas, their presence was a continuing reinforcement of the fort’s importance as a training post.
www.riley.army.mil /view/article.asp?id=139-2002-05-07-63782-16   (198 words)

 Frugal's World of Simulations - OT: "Korean War" or "Korean Conflict"--which was it?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Please excuse the gaping lacunae in my education...I know we studied the Korean War in school...
I also have heard the term "Korean Conflict" almost as often as "Korean War".
For the most part, it is known as the Korean War in the US.
forums.frugalsworld.com /vbb/showthread.php?t=2196   (188 words)

 Korean Conflict   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
June 25, 1950 During the early hours of June 25, 1950, Communist North Korean troops launched a sneak attack in the dark across the 38th Parallel, hoping to conquer the Republic of Korea.
The F-82s engaged them and both YAKs were shot down without a loss to the F-82s, the first aerial victories for the United Nations in the long and bitter Korean Conflict.
As had happened in World Wars I and II, the U.S. air arm entered the Korean Conflict ill-prepared.
avstop.com /news/kc.html   (164 words)

 Korean War Time Line
One assumes the great majority of them were murdered by North Korean soldiers after surrendering, or being found wounded, or in the (often death) camps for POWs.
Though most attention has focused on the Korean War’s first year, bloody fighting persisted throughout the entire war.
Half of our dead were killed after the truce talks began, while people talked and postured, at Panmunjom.
www.rt66.com /~korteng/SmallArms/TimeLine.htm   (2042 words)

 Korean War Naval Operations: A Bibliography
Inchon to Wonsan: From the Deck of a Destroyer in the Korean War.
The Origins of the Korean War: Liberation and the Emergence of Separate Regimes 1945-1947.
The Origins of the Korean War Volume II: The Roaring of the Cataract 1947-1950.
history.navy.mil /biblio/biblio6.htm   (1562 words)

 Korean conflict vets visit USS Fort McHenry   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ship was in Pusan, Republic of Korea, to participate in the 50th Anniversary of the end of the Korean conflict.
After the veterans arrived they were paired up with Fort McHenry Sailors that shared their rate and had a Navy breakfast on the mess decks.
“By the time the Korean War broke out we were operating in the Mediterranean and we continued to operate two months after the war started,” said Medal of Honor recipient retired Capt. Thomas Hudner.
www.c7f.navy.mil /news/2003/June/6.htm   (609 words)

 Moviefone: Korean Conflict Movie
Synopsis: The war in Korea was the first time that the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union heated up into armed conflict.
the conflict was termed a police action (as the Korean Conflict) under the...
The KOREAN Conflict; The Forgotten War: A list by Glenn A. Buttkus, Teacher, Actor, Movie...
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