By Col. Thomas E. Hanson
In Hanson's cautious research of wrestle preparedness within the 8th military from 1949 to the outbreak of hostilities in 1950, he concedes that the U.S. infantrymen despatched to Korea suffered gaps of their expert practise, from lacking and damaged apparatus to inconsistently educated leaders at each point of command. yet after a 12 months of innovative, concentrated, and developmental collective training—based principally at the classes of strive against in global warfare II—these infantrymen anticipated to defeat the Communist enemy.
By spotting the limitations lower than which the 8th military operated, Hanson asserts that students and infantrymen should be in a position to discard what Douglas Macarthur known as the "pernicious fable" of the 8th Army's expert, actual, and ethical ineffectiveness.
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Combat Ready?: The Eighth U.S. Army on the Eve of the Korean War (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by Col. Thomas E. Hanson