a toadiest tool of US and lead to itsimplosion(a)
Problem here is that Soviet Unionreturns to UN in August and uses UNto obstruct US’s desires in war.(3)
Gromyko (Soviet Union deputy for ministerat time) claims Stalin pulled out of UN inJanuary 1950 in a fit of pique at US’s‘insulting ;letter’ to UN about Korea.c)
Clearly, no master plan, so far anyway.d)
US’s swift response throws Soviets for a loop.e)
6 months prior, Acheson (Sec of State) had impliedthat SK was largely irrelevant(1)
Further, shortly after the beginning of war,Soviets appear to be trying to distancethemselves from it.
within a week
US committed ground troops to SK(2)
pushed through UN a resolution labeling NKas aggressor(3)
moved 7the fleet between Formosa andmainland China to prevent an attack there.
Militarily war was very fluid for first fewmonths. (more on Wed).
North Koreans push to Pusan(2)
MacArthur lands at Inchon and then movesclose to Chinese border.(3)
As MacArthur passes 38the parallel, US hasto decide quickly, support 1945 partition, orreunify?