The Chinese Intervention in Korea: An Analysis of Warning
DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC
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The topic is presented in chronological sequence. An introduction is followed by a chapter detailing the early relations between the United States and the Communist Chinese. This period, roughly spanning 1943 through 1950, is important as the perceptions and attitudes formed by each country would have an impact on the warning issue later. This is followed by a chapter dealing with the first three months of the war. During this time, American policy in Asia turned from retrenchment to armed intervention, and Communist Chinas attention began focusing on the American presence in Korea. The next two chapters cover the pivotal months of October and November 1950. While the period leading up to this point could be considered a prelude to credible warning, October offered the first solid evidence of Communist Chinese warnings of a possible intervention. These initial verbal warnings were punctuated by the first clashes between the opposing armed forces at the end of the month. November represented the critical period as the arena for Sino-American dialogue became the battlefield and military actions became the sole means of communications between the two countries. The final chapter offers an analysis of the events that led up to the surprise attack along with the intelligence provided throughout the period as seen in the context of the warning issue.
- Humanities and History
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics