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Unformatted text preview: just an armistice. . July 1953.leaves Korea divided 54,000 Americans died in Korea, 1 million Koreans and Chinese Trumans decision to sent troops to Korea without Congressional approval set a dangerous precedent for all future conflicts When times got tough, the bomb was never an option Containment became a truly global policy After the war, we tried to cut back on the defense budgetTruman begins a major military buildup. .NCS-68 it called for, in 1950, for a massive buildup of defense including atomic and hydrogen bombs which Truman resistedbut the Korean War forced him to build it up massively Sept 1945soviets explode their first atomic bomb 1952- we explode our first hydrogen bombs.1953- Soviets do the same...
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This note was uploaded on 10/16/2011 for the course AMH 2010 taught by Professor Pietrzak during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.
- Spring '11