Chosin Reservoir—Where Mao’s China Saved North Korea from Obliteration
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Daniel L. Davis

Korean War, Asia-Pacific

U.S. leaders were shocked this time.

Here’s What You Need to Remember: Today, North Korea and the United States face the possibility of a major war, one that could end up going nuclear. May we not again be guilty of underestimating an apparently inferior enemy; the cost of being wrong this time could dwarf the cumulative price we’ve paid since 1950.

On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) under Marshal Kim Il-sung launched a no-notice...

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