The Korean War

The Korean War started on June 25, 1950 when the United States rallied the United Nations to send troops to counter the North’s invasion of the south. The war ended on July 27, 1953. The war left millions of people from the Korean and the United States army dead. The war ended with an armistice signed though it never saw the signing of a peace treaty.  So did American win the Korean War.? When the Americans soldiers came back from the war they were received with little fanfare and the belief that most of their efforts ended in a tie during the war.  There are however Americans who believe that they won the war. This includes President Barrack Obama.  During the 60th commemoration of the war, President Obama said “… we can say with confidence that the war was no tie. Korea was a victory.”

According to the Americans, they prevented the invasion of South Korea by the Northern Korea. The reason as to why they went into war was that they wanted to prevent the invasion of the south by the North Korea. They prevented it and that means that they won the war. President Obama also noted that the Southern people were now living in freedom and that could not be compared to the northern side of Korea. Some people would argue that since the war ended in an armistice rather than surrender it is deemed to be victorious.

For a war country to say that they won a war, the political goals of the national leadership are achieved. The war in Korea was won because the goals of the United States were met. The Soviet Threat was neutralized and Europe became safe and World War III never happened. The move to go further into Northern Korea was met by a defeat and the American   soldiers had to retreat. According to me when the goals of a war are met then the war has been met. The war ended with the signing of an armistice and not surrender and this means that the Americans actually won the war.

References

Haldane, Matt Obama Calls Korean War A Victory, Honors Veterans Washington Reuters 2013 retrieved from www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE96Q0CT20130727 accessed on 18 Feb 2016

https://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH-V2/PDF/Chapter08.pdf

started on June 25, 1950 when the United States rallied the United Nations to send troops to counter the North’s invasion of the south. The war ended on July 27, 1953. The war left millions of people from the Korean and the United States army dead. The war ended with an armistice signed though it never saw the signing of a peace treaty.  So did American win the Korean War.? When the Americans soldiers came back from the war they were received with little fanfare and the belief that most of their efforts ended in a tie during the war.  There are however Americans who believe that they won the war. This includes President Barrack Obama.  During the 60th commemoration of the war, President Obama said “… we can say with confidence that the war was no tie. Korea was a victory.”

According to the Americans, they prevented the invasion of South Korea by the Northern Korea. The reason as to why they went into war was that they wanted to prevent the invasion of the south by the North Korea. They prevented it and that means that they won the war. President Obama also noted that the Southern people were now living in freedom and that could not be compared to the northern side of Korea. Some people would argue that since the war ended in an armistice rather than surrender it is deemed to be victorious.

For a war country to say that they won a war, the political goals of the national leadership are achieved. The war in Korea was won because the goals of the United States were met. The Soviet Threat was neutralized and Europe became safe and World War III never happened. The move to go further into Northern Korea was met by a defeat and the American   soldiers had to retreat. According to me when the goals of a war are met then the war has been met. The war ended with the signing of an armistice and not surrender and this means that the Americans actually won the war.

References

Haldane, Matt Obama Calls Korean War A Victory, Honors Veterans Washington Reuters 2013 retrieved from www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE96Q0CT20130727 accessed on 18 Feb 2016

https://www.history.army.mil/books/AMH-V2/PDF/Chapter08.pdf

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