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….
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. …
In this episode, we examine MacArthur’s gamble at Inchon and the reversal of UN fortunes from retreat and defeat to attack and victory. We also examine the US decision to invade North Korea.
This episode we examine the opening moves of the Korean War. The US enters the war and brings the issue to the United Nations. While North Korea attempts a Blitzkrieg campaign to win the war before the US arrives in sizeable numbers to stop them. …
In this episode, we examine the question of who started the Korean War. Was it a clever trap laid by the Americans to justify defense spending in the Cold War? A CIA backed plot that went wrong or a series of mistakes and musculation by the superpowers which resulted in war? …
Join us as we began our examination of the Korean War. In this episode, we outline a brief history of Korea leading up to the outbreak of the Korean War. We also examine how the failed US occupation contributed to the origins of the war.
Jeff and Dave review the 1959 film On the Beach directed by Stanley Kramer
Jeff and Dave review 1964 Sidney Lumet movie Failsafe.
Jeff and Dave discuss the 1964 Stanley Kubrick classic Dr. Strangelove
Join Jeff and Dave as they review the 1957 Soviet classic The Cranes are Flying by Mikhail Kalatozov. You can find the movie on places you most look for digital content.