How Far Was the Korean War a Militant and Political Success for the Us?

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How far was the Korean War a militant and political success for the US? The world was by taken by surprise when North Korean forces crossed the 38th parallel in June 1950. The war that followed soon snowballed out of proportion, spreading out to involve China, the Soviet Union, and the UN and is said by historians to have shaped US foreign policy as it is today. But was the war a success, or was it merely another black whole swallowing the lives of American, Korean and Chinese soldiers? From a militant point of view it may be said that the war was a success and at the same time unsuccessful. The USA’s military objective in June 1950 was to expel North Korean forces from the South. The USA was successful in "restoring the Republic of Korea to its status prior to the invasion from the North! (Dean Acheson!s statement on US objectives, July 1950) but this was due toa differentiation of things. General MacArthur, who was appointed by President Truman as Commander of UN forces in Korea in 1950, is said to be the one saving the war from being completely lost by the Americans. General MacArthur’s brilliant strategies, willfulness, egomania and refusal to obey orders dramatically influenced the outcome of the war in both positive and negative ways. He was the one launching the Inchon-landing, and even though the landing was full of risks because of the geographical factors, it was a major success for the US, This was a very significant military success for the US in the Korean War because MacArthur was hailed as a military genius, and his popularity back home increased even more. Inchon was secured with minimal casualties, which added to the military success of the US. The US forces had triumphed after the previous embarrassing retreat to the Pusan Pocket and the way was paved for the North Korean presence in the South to be totally removed. This attack, together
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