Accession Number:

ADA222903

Title:

Korea: Country of Conflict

Descriptive Note:

Study project,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

This paper examines the history of conflict on the Korean Peninsula. It puts United States involvement in the context of Korean history. Conflict on the Korean Peninsula has been the dominant characteristic since history began in the region. The examination covers the following periods 3,000 B.C. to 1800 A. D. 1800 to 1943 , 1943 to 1950 1950 to 1953 1953 to 1978 and 1978 to 1990, but concentrates on United States involvement in Korea since 1945. The paper concludes that Korea has had a significant history of violent conflict dominated by foreign powers that the United States, as one of those powers, has always sought to disengage itself from the Korean Peninsula that future conflict on the Korean Peninsula is still a distinct possibility and that the United States should continue to station troops in Korea to deter such conflict and promote regional stability. EDC

Subject Categories:

  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE