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Re: Korean War & Vietnam War
In a message dated 12/27/02 3:49:52 PM Pacific Standard Time, Jhk789@aol.com writes:
This tells us that Korean War was not merely a US response to save Rhee regime in Korea but also a major counter-offensive of the US -- probably well planned ahead--against communism in Asia on a broad front.
Rhee regime? This smells of Communist propaganda, and very is ill informed. How about defending a country against aggression? Prevention of aggression was one reason that the UN was formed. The US wasn't the only country that came to the aid of South Korea.
The Truman Doctrine established in 1947 was to fight communist expansion into areas that they hadn't controlled at the end of WW II. It's basic tenet was to fight Soviet expansion into Europe. There wasn't that much happening in 1947 in Asia outside of China, and in 1947 it was felt that the Nationalists could beat Mao's forces.
The French were fighting to reassert their colonial area in French Indochina in 1947. Who could have figured that such a powerful country could be defeated by a rag tag group of guerillas against the most modern military equipment in the world.
>>a major counter-offensive of the US-- probably well planned ahead--against communism in Asia on a broad front.<<
It couldn't have been "well planned ahead," because FDR was opposed to the French regaining control over Indo China. And the Truman administration had many more important fish to fry than to worry about Communist expansion in Asia when it came into power.
It helps to be aware of history before bleating out such mindless clap trap.