War Stories: North Korea's Army Defeated America in Battle Before

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The National Interest—Michael Peck Security, Keep it in mind.  This is the story of what happened.  In July 1950, North Korea defeated the United States Army. (This first appeared several years ago.) This wasn’t supposed to happen. In the summer of 1950, America was still savoring the glow of absolute victory in World War II. There was the Soviet threat, to be sure, and a Communist bloc swelled by the massive addition of China in 1949. But the United States still had the bomb, and the B-29s to carry the bomb, and...

This Is One Of U.S. Military Planners’ Greatest Fears In A War With North Korea. Task and Purpose Security, Asia And it won't be easy to solve. With tensions between the U.S. government and North Korea at a historic high, the Department of Defense spent 2017 deterring an armed confrontation with Kim Jong Un’s regime on the Korean peninsula. The Pentagon deployed three carrier strike groups to the Western Pacific for the first time in a decade; stood up THAAD missile defense batteries in South Korea; and deployed squadrons of F-22 and F-35 fighter jets to patrol the skies...