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RE: MacArthur [Was: Slow period for list]
you all hear what Kim said? Everybody back on the boat to finally finish
The ordered landing at Wonsan was another tactical
blunder, tying up a strong Division in "Operation YO YO", when it could
have been destroying significant manuever ellements of the NKPA, had they been
allowed to continue thier advance apace.
Marc James Small wrote:
At 04:13 PM 12/23/02 EST, SDonell73@aol.com wrote:
That is a good military strategy. However, MacArthur purposely kept X Corps
separate from the 8th Army. After the North Koreans were driven out of
South Korea, he ordered the invasion of Wonsan, which led to the march to
the Chosin Reservoir. *th Army proceeded up the West Coast of Korea without
the two forces being in contact. After he got a clue about the Chinese
coming in force, Mac tried to have X Corps move west over some of the
worlds worst terrain to "support" 8th Army.
I agree, Sandy. It would have been a brilliant move if the CHICHOM's had
not intervened. As they DID intervene, it can only be viewed as a stupid
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