This Was the War

The famed "fog of war" that envelops most military actions did not obscure the Korean struggle. More than most wars, it had a plain and definite shape, determined by three obvious factors: 1) overwhelming Communist superiority in the early stages; 2) long-range superiority of the U.N. forces, especially in weapons, air power and sea power, and 3) Douglas MacArthur's vast superiority over the enemy generals in strategic planning.

After the first U.S. troops, committed in battle below Seoul, had carried out MacArthur's first step and forced the enemy to deploy (map 1),...

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