Prior to the beginning of the Korean War, which officially began on June 25th, 1950, relations between the United States of America, and the communist Soviet Union were incredibly tense. Fearing that the Soviet supported communist North would infiltrate the democratic south, the United States offered their support and defense. Another motive, also factored in by the ever-present fear that communism would spread throughout Europe and other parts of Asia, the United States also began committing themselves to developing a foreign policy that would aid them in their plight to fight the spread of communism throughout the rest of Europe and Asia, and keep it contained to where it had already based itself.
In terms of the foreign policies being developed by the United States, the policies that were already developed, such as the Truman Doctrine were for the most part aimed at keeping communism mostly contained in the European peninsula, and not particularly concerned with what was happening in the Asian peninsula until the Northern section of Korea, which was backed by the Soviets, invaded the South when war broke out on the 38th parallel on June 25th, 1950 and headed towards Seoul, the South Korea capital. The United Nations Security Council held a vote following several strategic attacks by the North Koreans and called the attacks a “breach of peace.” Six months previously, the Soviet Union left the Security Council in protest because the Council refused to allow China to have a seat. Because of this, there was a growing concern over the fact that Communism could have the potential to rise and spread throughout Europe and Asia. U.S. President Harry Truman delivered an address on June 27th, 1950, stating:
“Communism has passed beyond the use of subversion to conquer independent nations and will now used armed invasion and war.”
In his statement, Truman eluded that the North Korean attack coincided with a plan that was orchestrated on behalf of...