Straight, Michael
June 1952
New Republic;6/2/52, Vol. 126 Issue 22, p21
This article focuses on the book "The Hidden History of the Korean," by I.F. Stone. According to him the U.S. government knew that the war in Korea was coming. It could have prevented it by alerting the U.S. Instead it remained silent and thereby brought war on, because war fitted in with our plans. The U.S. acted because it was "deceived." The United Nation acted because it was "stampeded" by the U.S. The Communists wanted peace at all times. But the U.S. General Douglas MacArthur drowned out the quiet voices that still were urging mediation and peace. The U.S. kept the war going because the U.S. President Harry S. Truman feared that the Communists would win in free elections in Korea and when' the war seemed to be dying out, we plotted to bring the Chinese in. MacArthur's action in spreading his troops out and denying them all liaison was not oversight or arrogance.


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