This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.View Full Document
Unformatted text preview: just an armistice. . July 1953….leaves Korea divided 54,000 Americans died in Korea, 1 million Koreans and Chinese Truman’s 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 budget…Truman 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 resisted…but the Korean War forced him to build it up massively Sept 1945…soviets explode their first atomic bomb 1952- we explode our first hydrogen bombs….1953- Soviets do the same...
View Full Document
- Spring '11
- Korea Explodes United, but…Gen. Douglas MacArthur….Stalin, hydrogen bombs….1953 Soviets, War….a peace treaty