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By Larry Blomstedt

ISBN-10: 081316611X

ISBN-13: 9780813166117

Three days after North Korean leading Kim Il Sung introduced an incredible army invasion of South Korea on June 24, 1950, President Harry S. Truman replied, dispatching air and naval aid to South Korea. at the start, Congress cheered his rapid motion; yet, while China entered the conflict to assist North Korea, the president and plenty of legislators turned involved that the clash might increase into one other international warfare, and the U.S. agreed to a truce in 1953. the shortcoming of a decisive victory prompted the Korean warfare to speedy recede from public cognizance. despite the fact that, its effect on next American overseas coverage was once profound.

In Truman, Congress, and Korea: The Politics of America's First Undeclared War, Larry Blomstedt offers the 1st in-depth household political heritage of the clash, from the preliminary army mobilization, to Congress's failed makes an attempt to dealer a cease-fire, to the political fallout within the 1952 election. through the conflict, President Truman confronted demanding situations from either Democratic and Republican legislators, whose preliminary aid fast collapsed into sour and infrequently public infighting. For his half, Truman committed insufficient cognizance to relationships on Capitol Hill early in his time period and likewise declined to require a proper announcement of conflict from Congress, advancing the shift towards higher govt energy in international policy.

The Korean clash ended the short interval of bipartisanship in international coverage that all started in the course of global warfare II. It additionally brought americans to the concept that of constrained conflict, which contrasted sharply with the perform of requiring unconditional surrenders in prior conflicts. Blomstedt's examine explores the alterations wrought in this severe interval and the ways that the battle motivated US diplomacy and armed forces interventions in the course of the chilly battle and beyond.

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