Facts About the Korean War

Devastation in North Korea, Facts About the Korean War

Devastation in North Korea

In the Korean War the Americans lost about 36,500 combat dead, plus 92,200 wounded and 4,760 MIA. The “other side” — the North Korean Army, the civilians of North AND South Korea and the Chinese soldiers, lost about six million.

These are the stark facts.

Yet most of these deaths and awful casualties, with people living for the rest of their lives with missing limbs or deformed features, on both sides of the conflict, could have been avoided.

What could possibly have justified this calamity in any kind of moral calculator? It is even worse as far as moral judgments can be made, because it could all have been avoided. Yet Truman, with all his cartoonish “anti-communist” fervor, just marched in as the Savior of Western Civilization.

For more facts about the Korean War and how it produced the current nuclear proliferation crisis, read my book, “Give ’em Hell” Harry’s Liberation of Korea.

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