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Eye on Korea: An Insider Account of Korean-American kinfolk КНИГИ ;ВОЕННАЯ ИСТОРИЯ Издательство: Texas A&M collage PressСерия: Texas a & M college army background SeriesАвтор(ы): James V. YoungЯзык: EnglishГод издания: 2003Количество страниц: 201ISBN: 1-58544-262-3Формат: pdf (e-book)Размер: 3,57 mbCol. James V. younger spent nearly two decades in Asia, together with fourteen in Korea the following, he writes with the services of an previous Korea hand a few interval that observed South Korea increase from an agrarian economic system to a contemporary commercial country. younger volunteered in 1969 for a brand new software geared toward growing quarter experts in the army. In 1975, after 4 years of teaching in Korean language and tradition, he witnessed how American diplomats confident Park Chung-Hee, the South Korean president, to not boost his personal nuclear guns. Later, from the viewpoint of an army attache younger observed the distrust that characterised U.S.-Korean family in the course of the 1970s.He offers new insights into the behind-the-scones efforts to derail President Jimmy Carter's troop withdrawal regulations and argues that the USA used to be stuck flat-footed by means of such the most important episodes because the coup of 1979 and the 12/12 Incident. Young's memoir straddles the road among army and diplomatic background and gives wonderful and sometimes funny tales. these attracted to the zone, the problems, and armed forces existence off the battlefield will worth this ebook. RAPIDили IFOLDER zero

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S. intelligence community in early  determined that Korea was most likely attempting to develop nuclear weapons. Following this determination, a series of meetings occurred in Washington to decide how to deal with the problem. Along with Japan, our closest Asian ally, South Korea had many supporters, particularly in the Defense Department. On the issue of nuclear proliferation, however, there was almost total agreement that development of a Korean nuclear weapon would be destabilizing and would probably lead to attempts by other countries in the region to build their own weapons.

Around ten o’clock in the morning, long after the actual tree cutting had been completed and the ground task force withdrawn, Brady ordered his command-andcontrol helicopter to fly along the JSA close to the North Korean positions. The North Koreans responded with automatic-weapons fire, hitting the aircraft, which fortunately was able to return safely. This incident came dangerously close to triggering our contingency plans for activating our artillery fire and other counterattack forces. 7 Most Korean and American citizens only learned about this operation after it was completed.

The story should have ended there, except for an incident involving General Brady’s helicopter, which almost caused a disaster. By virtue of being the d Division Commander, General Brady was also the Paul Bunyan ground commander. In Vietnam it had not been uncommon for helicopter pilots to fly low over the jungle in order to draw fire from enemy forces. While this tactic had some value in Vietnam’s heavy jungles, in the open terrain of Korea, it was both foolish and dangerous. Around ten o’clock in the morning, long after the actual tree cutting had been completed and the ground task force withdrawn, Brady ordered his command-andcontrol helicopter to fly along the JSA close to the North Korean positions.

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