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Episode 70 – Korean War At Sea

In this episode, we review the maritime aspect of the Korean war. We examine the different roles Navies performed during the war and how the Korean War influenced thoughts around Naval power in the decades to come.          

Episode 69 – Air War In Korea | Rain Of Fire

 In this episode, we review the end of the air war in Korea. We examine the effectiveness of the strategic and political bombing campaign against North Korea in the final year of the war.  We also review technological developments to come out of the air war in Korea and the war’s influence on the…

Episode 68 – Air War in Korea The Eagle and the Dragon

In this episode, we review the surprise introduction of the MIG 15 and the battle for air superiority in the new jet age. The US Air force attempts to stop the flow of supplies and reinforcements south and switches to night bombing after heavy losses. The air force also faces HR issues as a result…

Episode 67 – Air War in Korea | Great Expectations

In this episode, we review the early air war in Korea from June to November 1950. We examine US air force strategy before the war, the air force’s strained relations with the Army and Navy, along the with challenges the air forced faced in the opening months of the war.          …

Episode 66 – Armistice and Epilogue

In this episode, we review the last year of the war in Korea. How both sides attempted to influence the armistice talks through military actions. We also examine the accusation that the United States used biological weapons, the final negotiations of the war and the consequences of the war on the wider Cold War and…

Episode 65 – Stalemate and Negotiations

In this episode, we explore China’s last offensive to win the war and the opening of negotiations between the UN forces and the Communists. We also examine the contentious issue of POWs and how the issue extended the war.          

Episode 64 – A Tale of Two Generals

In this episode, we examine the fall of MacArthur and the rise of General Matthew Ridgway. We explore the events of the Korean War in the Spring of 1951 through their inverse relationship. Reviewing the change to us strategy in the period, China’s failed to push to win and the US counterattack to retake Seoul….

Episode 63 – China rolls the Iron Dice

This episode we examine China’s decision to take a series of gambles in response to the US. First Mao gambles on entry into the war, shocking the Americans and pushing them back to the 38th, followed by Mao’s gamble that the weight of Chinese forces could push the Americans off the Korean Penisula.    …