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11/14 1. Moral and Spiritual Revival in the 1950s US (Korean War just ended) 1. June 14, 1954: “Under God” added to the Pledge 2. August 17, 1954: Code of Conduct implemented 3. October 8, 1954: “Veterans Day” replaced “Armistice Day” 2. FM 22-20 1. On July 5 1950, US troops, who were unprepared for the physical demands of war, were sent to battle. The early days of the korean war were nothing short of disastrous, as US soldiers were routed by a poorly equipped, but well trained, north korean peoples army. As american soldiers withdrew, they left behind wounded comrades and valuable equipment; their training had not adequately prepared them to carry heavy loads. The costly lessons learned by Task Force Smith in Korea are as important today as ever. If we fail to prepare our soldiers for their physically demanding wartime tasks, we are guilty of paying lip service to the principle of “Train as you fight.” 3. “Nothing short of disastrous” (historical explanation) 1. 2
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This note was uploaded on 12/08/2011 for the course LEGAL 297 taught by Professor Kelleher during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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