Sunday, June 25, 2006

Korea:The first not so Cold War

The Korean War,which started today in 1950, was important for many reasons. It was the first major conflict since WW2 and , for many , started the Cold war . It involved literally millions of 1 million US troops..imagine that number in Iraq...and 3 million Chinese....Mao was up for a long fight...and had no regard for human life.However its always interesting to see the other viewpoint of the War.. Of course it invoked the usual atrocities of war Its impact ,and its lessons not yet learnt,from Vietnam onwards ,has only grown..even if MASH is off the air..!! The echoes are everywhere..

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