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- June 27, 1950- Truman announced that he would increase U.S. military assistance to the anti Communist forces and install a new permanent U.S. military mission in Saigon
- May 1- Truman approved $10 million of aid
- Truman allocated $5 million for military assistance on June 27
- Additional $16 million on July 8.
- By the time of the Korean armistice, the United States had assumed 80 percent of the cost of the French war with Ho Chi Minh.
- April 1951- Truman relieved MacArthur of command after he made a number of publicized statements criticizing the president’s conduct of the war,.
- After MacArthur’s dismissal, the administration decided to make no further attempt to “liberate” North Korea and instead concentrated on pushing back the Communist forces to the 38th parallel.
- May 1951- the administration proposed negotiations designed to end the fighting and restore the prewar status quo.
- June 1st– Secretary General Of UN issues a statement recommending armistice along the 38th parallel
- June 8th– President Rhee made a statement opposing cease fire at the 38th parallel
- June 30th– Rhee issues a statement opposing cease fire talks
- July 1 – Communist accept proposal for truce talks and propose to hold meeting in Kaesong during July 10-15, 10th Talks begin
- July 15th– both sides agree to neutralize the Kaesong area
- July 26th– Discuss issue of establishing the Military Demarcation Line
- August 18th– South Korea commence Operation Creeper
- August 23rd– S. Korea captures Hill 924
- August 24th– Communists refuse talks
- 1952 Jan 5th– North Korea reapplied for its entry to the UN
- Mao did not know about this just like the Americans
- Main slogan during time was “North Korea’s friends are our friends. North Korea’s enemy is our enemy. North Korea’s defence is our defence”
- Outcome of Korean War suggest Mao had been right in his initial reservations about Chinese involvement.
- “Mao proudly claims that it was Chinese not Soviet comrades who had she their blood in the cause of international communism.” M. Lynch
|United States||South Korea|
|Missing in action||4,820||24, 495|
|Prisoner of War||7,245||8, 343|