Within Limits

Within Limits

The U.S. Air Force and the Korean War

Printed Ephemera - 1996
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Despite American success in preventing the conquest of South Korea by communist North Korea, the Korean War of 1950-1953 did not satisfy Americans who expected the Kind of total victory they had experienced in World War II.  In that earlier, larger war, victory over Japan came after two atomic bombs destroyed the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.  However, in Korea five years later, the United States limited itself to conventional weapons.  Even after Communist China entered the war, Americans put China off-limits to conventional bombing as well as nuclear bombing.  Operating within these limits, the U.S. Air force helped to repel two invasions of South Korea while securing control of the skies so decisively that other United Nations forces could fight without fear of air attack.


This book tells the story of those limits from Invasion to Air Pressure as part of the Air Force's Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Edition.

Publisher: [S.l.] : Air Force History and Museums Program, 1996
Edition: Air Force fiftieth anniversary commemorative ed
ISBN: 9780160487583
Branch Call Number: D 301.84/7:K 84
Characteristics: 62 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm


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