Frozen Chosen: How China Stopped the Death of North Korea
The National Interest -

Daniel L. Davis

History, Asia

An unfortunate turn of events.

Key point: Beijing's surprise invasion should not have been as much of a surprise, but America was caught off guard and suffered as a result.

On June 25, 1950, the North Korean People’s Army (NKPA) under Marshal Kim Il-sung launched a no-notice invasion of South Korea. Many are familiar with the failings of “Task Force Smith” in the first week of the war and MacArthur’s brilliant landings at Inchon that September. Few, however,...

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