The Korean War: Volume 2

The Korean War: Volume 2

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ISBN-13: 9780803277953
Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback
Publication date: 04/28/2001
Series: Korean War Series
Pages: 808
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author


Introducer Allan R. Millett, Mason Professor of Military History at Ohio State University, is the author or editor of many works, including A War to Be Won: Fighting the Second World War, 1937–1945, with Williamson Murray.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Notes
Chapter 1The Background of the Communist China's Intervention in the Korean War1
I.The Plotting of the June 25 Invasion Plan5
1.Mao and Kim Il's Consultation on the War Plan5
2.Mao and Stalin's Moscow Secret Treaty8
3.Mao and Kim Il Sung Agree on the War Plan14
II.War Preparation and Establishment of the North-East Border Defense Army18
1.The Postponement of the Taiwan Campaign and Strengthening of the Security of the Southern Border19
2.The Establishment of the North-East Border Defense Army and the War Preparation25
3.The Diplomatic Scheme: Assistance for North Korea and Seeking Justification to Enter the War34
4.The North Korean, Chinese, and the Soviets Operational Consultation and Estimate of the War Situation43
III.North Korea and Soviets Request for Support and Communist China's Decision to Enter War51
1.Stalin Requests China to Intervene in the War51
2.Kim Il Sung Asks China to Assist North Korea58
3.Mao Decides to Dispatch the Troops60
IV.Organization of 'Resist America, Assist Korea' Troops and Preparation to Enter War76
1.The North-East Border Defense Army Reorganized into the Chinese People's Volunteers76
2.The Chinese Communist Forces (Chinese People's Volunteers) Preparation to Enter the War79
V.Sino-Soviet Final Negotiation and China's Reconfirmation of Entering War81
1.Chou En Lai's and Stalin's Final Negotiation81
2.Mao's Reconfirmation to Send the Troops84
3.The Overcoming of the Last Obstacle and the Committing of Troops87
Notes94
Chapter 2The Chinese Communist Forces Cross the Yalu100
I.The Grand Strategy and Risk of Both Sides100
1.The Chinese Communist Forces Cross the Yalu100
2.The Chinese Communist Forces Strategy and Deployment104
3.The United Nations Forces' Misestimation and Adventure109
II.Encounter with the New Enemy112
1.The United Nations Forces' Thanksgiving Day Offensive112
2.The Confusion at Unsan116
3.Disaster at Onjong-ri and Huich'on Salient124
4.The Ch'osan Withdrawal Operation130
5.The Ch'ongch'on River Bridgehead Operations134
III.The Uncertain Advance in the East146
1.The Arrangement of the Front Line between the ROK and the US forces146
2.Advance to Changjin Reservoir148
3.Advance to Hyesanjin153
4.Advance to Ch'ongjin157
5.Advance to Hapsu and Paegam161
IV.The Pacification Operation of the Rear Area164
1.The Second Front Created by the North Korean People's Army164
2.The Pacification Operation of the Restored Area167
3.The Guerrilla Mopping-Up Operation in the Rear Area174
V.The Policy in the Occupied Area181
1.The Policy of the ROK Government in the Liberated Area181
2.The Military Administration Plan for Civil Affairs by United Nations Command185
3.Conflicts on the Plan of the Military Administration188
4.Implementation of the Military Administration in North Korea194
Notes199
Chapter 3Withdrawal to the 38th Parallel203
I.Preparations for the Winter All-out Offensive203
1.The Chinese Communist Forces Strategy and Offensive Preparations203
2.Deployment of Soviet Air Forces208
3.Preparations for the Last Offensive by the United Nations Forces210
4.Controversy over the Conduct of War Directions in the Camp of United Nations Command216
II.Armageddon on the Frozen Soil219
1.The United Nations Command 'Home-by-Christmas' Offensive220
2.Collapse of the Ch'ongch'on River Bridgehead223
3.Decision of Withdrawal to the P'yongyang-Hamhung Line244
4.Disaster in the Western Front246
5.Evacuation Operation in the Eastern Front268
III.Reversal on the 38th Parallel282
1.The United Nations Command New Strategy282
2.Evacuation Operation of P'yongyang284
3.Evacuation Operations of Hungnam293
4.The 38th Parallel Secured299
5.Uncertain Eastern Front309
6.The Change of Command of the Eighth United States Army316
IV.Deployment of the Chinese Communist Forces along the 38th Parallel320
1.Rebuild-Up of the North Korean People's Army320
2.The North Korean Army and the Chinese Communist Forces Combined Operation322
3.The Chinese Communist Forces Advance to the 38th Parallel324
V.Choosing Freedom and the Struggle for It327
1.North Koreans Desert Homeland in Mass for South327
2.The Anti-Communist Guerrilla Warfare333
Notes335
Chapter 4The January-Fourth Retreat341
I.Wartime Leadership of Both Sides341
1.The Communist Forces Strategy for Exploitation of the Victorious Campaign341
2.The United Nations Command Strategy for Successive Defense343
II.Seoul Falls Again to the Communists347
1.The Chinese Communist Forces New York's Offensive347
2.The Defense Along the 38th Parallel351
3.The Retreat from Seoul367
4.Withdrawal to P'yongt'aek-Samch'ok Line378
5.Danger on the Mid-East Front Line382
III.The Government Establishes the Total War Posture396
1.Demonstration of the Determination for Total War396
2.Establishment of the National Defense Army398
3.Attempt to Arm the Korea Youth Corps400
IV.A Crossroad of the War402
1.Seeking for a New Strategy402
2.Controversy over Evacuation vs Escalation of the War412
3.Evacuation of the Government Considered417
Notes426
Chapter 5The Re-counteroffensive of the United Nations Forces430
I.Prelude to the Counteroffensive430
1.The United Nations Command Counteroffensive Policy430
2.Reconnaissance in Force437
3.Cut-Off Operations of the North Korean Army Second Front441
II.The Re-counteroffensive449
1.Return to the Han River449
2.The Envelopment Operations for Hongch'on464
3.Taegwal-ryong Pass Secured473
III.The Chinese Communist Forces February Offensive477
1.The Chinese Communist Forces Preparations for the Offensive477
2.The Worst Disaster of Hoengsong481
3.A Melee of P'yongch'ang Vicinity485
4.The Isolated Defense of Chip'yong-ri490
IV.The Continued Re-counteroffensive and Recapture of Seoul499
1.Operation Killer against the Enemy in the Chech'on Area499
2.Operation Ripper in the Central Front512
3.Operation for the Recapture of Seoul524
4.Operations in the Eastern Mountainous Area529
5.Advance toward the Imjin River542
6.Advance toward Yangyang549
V.The Operations for Securing the 38th Parallel552
1.The United Nations Command Military Strategy553
2.Communist's War Capabilities Strengthened557
3.Advance toward the Kansas Line560
4.Attack toward the Iron Triangle Area567
VI.Operations for Securing the Strategic Islands572
1.Landing at the Islands in the Eastern Sea572
2.Landing at the Islands in the Western Sea574
VII.Operations against Communist Guerrilla/United Nations Command Guerrilla Warfare576
1.Operations against Communist Guerrillas576
2.Activities of Friendly Guerrillas586
Notes593
Chapter 6The Chinese Communist Forces Spring Offensive601
I.The Chinese April Offensive601
1.The Strategies of Both Sides601
2.Armageddon North of Seoul607
3.Crisis along the Axis of Sach'ang-ri-Kap'yong628
4.The Battle along the Soyang River636
5.The Defense of Seoul642
6.Operations to Secure Patrol Bases649
7.Operations to Secure Main Supply Routes653
II.The Chinese May Offensive659
1.Situation of Both Sides659
2.Chinese Breakthrough in the Hyon-ri Area663
3.The Offensive and Defensive Battle North of Hongch'on682
4.Cut-Off Operations in the Breakthrough Area689
5.The Victory Report from Yongmun Mountain697
Notes704
Chapter 7Return to the Pre-War Line and Stalemate709
I.Policy and Direction of Both Sides709
1.Policy and Strategy of the United Nations Command709
2.The Intent and Strategy of the Communist Forces714
II.Return to the Status Quo Ante Bellum717
1.Friendly and Enemy Situation717
2.Advance to the Kansas Line722
3.Securing of the Wyoming Line745
4.Advance to the New Kansas Line755
III.The Effect of Communist China's Entry into War771
1.Chinese Communist Forces' Entry and Subsequent Development of the War771
2.The Effect of Communist China's Entry778
Notes782
Appendixes
1.Chronology786
2.Bibliography796

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