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By Col. Thomas E. Hanson

ISBN-10: 1603441670

ISBN-13: 9781603441674

ISBN-10: 1978622570

ISBN-13: 9781978622579

In the many years because the “forgotten warfare” in Korea, traditional knowledge has held that the 8th military consisted principally of poorly educated, undisciplined troops who fled in terror from the onslaught of the Communist forces. Now, army historian Thomas E. Hanson argues that the generalizations historians and fellow squaddies have used relating to those troops do little justice to the tens of millions of infantrymen who labored to make themselves and their military prepared for war.

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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