#203 – More Foreplay

#203 – More Foreplay

The Chinese sent the US and UN enough warnings that they wouldn’t idly stand by and allow forces to march into North Korea in 1950. But the US refused to listen. Their arrogance and racist worldview made it impossible to listen. Bizarrely, they interpreted Chinese...
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#202 – Kim Buck Tooth

Still convinced the Chinese weren’t going to give him any trouble, MacArthur pushed his troops closer to the Chinese border. When Mao attacked in late October, he decimated American and ROK troops. When they managed to capture a couple of soldiers who happily...
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#201 – Who’s The Boss

Without permission from the UNSC, the US and ROK forces crossed the 38th parallel. The Truman Administration ordered MacArthur to keep the crossing a secret. He ignored them and broadcast it publicly. He had them by the balls and they knew it. Truman ordered MacArthur...
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#200 – Spies and Traitors, part two

This is part two of our recent interview with Michael Holzman, author of the great new book: SPIES AND TRAITORS – Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal That Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War. data-episode-id="919360"...
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#199 – Spies and Traitors, part one

This is part one of a two-part interview with Michael Holzman, author of the great new book: SPIES AND TRAITORS – Kim Philby, James Angleton and the Friendship and Betrayal That Would Shape MI6, the CIA and the Cold War. data-episode-id="913667"...
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#198 – Wol, Wolmi-Do

While MacArthur plans his Inchon invasion, Stalin and Nehru are trying to negotiate a peace deal, but it was rejected by the USA. The KPA are setting up people’s democratic committees in the South while they have a chance. But then MacArthur’s landing at Inchon goes...
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#197 – No Gun Ri

American soldiers slaughter hundreds of innocent civilians at No Gun Ri, then deny it for 50 years. Lieutenant Eugene Clark does some brass balls recon of Inchon ahead of Dougie Mac’s big landing, aka “Operation Common Knowledge”. There something secret here that only...
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#196 – Experts At Retreating

While Australian Mustangs are supporting – and sometimes killing – the Americans troops in Korea, an Australian journalist prevents war crimes by the South against prisoners. The North, who see the South as collaborators and traitors, also commit...
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#195 – Mixing The Colors

More and more US troops landed in Korea in July-August 1950, only to get immediately crushed by the North. The segregated African-American unit, the 24th infantry of the 25th division, got special criticism for their inability to stand their ground. Yet the US/UN...
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#194 – General Kimchi

The next US unit to face the North Koreans was the 34th infantry – 1981 men, but still no tanks, no anti-tank weapons. Did the US learn from their first disaster in Korea? Meanwhile, on 10 July, Dougie Mac was formally appointed Commander-in-Chief of the United...