The US, the UN and the Korean War
Communism in the Far East and the American Struggle for Hegemony in the Cold War
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This important new interpretation is supported by evidence from a wealth of sources, from official government records to private papers and memoirs written by the most important American and Commonwealth personalities directly involved in shaping the UN's response to the conflict. This study presents a thorough deconstruction of the decision-making process behind US handling of the Korean War from the outbreak of conflict in 1950 to the Geneva Conference of 1954. This will be essential reading for students of International Relations, Cold War Studies and modern History.
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1. The UN Collective Security Action, June-October 1950
2. Branding an Aggressor, October 1950-January 1951
3. Responding to Chinese Aggression, February-July 1951
4. From Panmunjom to Paris and Back Again, July 1951-June 1952
5. The Indian Resolution, June-December 1952
6. The Korean War Endgame, January-July 1953
7.The Road to Geneva, August 1953-June 1954
Military, social and economic historians have long appreciated the significance of the conflict in Korea in shaping the post-war world. This study explores these fluctuating relationships, the tensions between Washington and its British Commonwealth allies and their impact on the development of the conflict, from its outbreak in 1950 onwards.