UNC Forces in Korea, 1954-1974 (A Historical Chronology)

by Robert V. Hunt Jr.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/7/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781426969294
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 318
ISBN : 9781426969300

About the Book

BORDERLINE WARFARE: UNC Forces in Korea, 1954-1974 (A Historical Chronology) By Robert V. Hunt, Jr. Many believe that the Korean War ended with the armistice signing at Panmunjom on 27 July 1953. In fact, the Korean War has never ended--officially or otherwise. While an "armed truce" inititally diminished the level of hostilities, the North Korean Communists never gave up their goal of communizing the korean peninsula. Beginning in the mid-1960s, North Korea launched a major attempt using both insurgency and conventional means to bring abouth the destruction of non-Communist South Korea. With the active support of Communist China and the Soviet Union, North Korean dictator Kim Il Sung felt confident that if he could create a provocation that induced either the United States or South Korea to launch an overt attack on his country, he could invoke his mutual defense pacts with the two Communist giants, who would then actively support him in his quest to conquer South Korea. This work chornicles the borderline warfare that nearly brought about another major war in Asia while the Vietnam War was raging.

About the Author

Robert V. Hunt Jr holds a Ph.D. in political history from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He served in the U.S. Army, 1969-1971, including 13months immediately south of the Korean omz.