To: Jack Hydrazine
MacArthur didn't want there to be 300,000 Chinese troops on the Yalu. Marine and ROK units in northeast Korea were reporting captures/defections of Chinese troops from over 20 divisions if memory serves. But X Corp commander Ned Almond USA - racist, incompetent suck-up that he was, knew that MacArthur didn't want there to be Chinese troops in Korea and either didn't forward these details to Tokyo or Sutherland, who also knew that MacArthur didn't want there to be a massive Chinese army about to attack him, dismissed the reports he received as being a few Chinese "volunteers" serving in the DPRK army.
posted on 03/31/2013 9:15:53 AM PDT
(Because 2 terms with Jerry Brown as Governor was all I could take.)
Almond’s “Don’t let a bunch of Chinese laundrymen push you around” comment to Col Faith is certainly proof enough for me that he knew. However, the bigger question is what stopped Walton Walker from reporting (or being heard) on the real situation on the western, 8th Army side. The 8th Cav got badly beat up by Chinese forces at Unsan nearly a month before the Chinese general offensive and 5th Cav was prevented by Chinese forces from relieving them. Yet, weeks later, the plan was put in motion to “advance to contact” ...
posted on 03/31/2013 10:33:40 AM PDT
(The American people know what they want and they deserve to get it good and hard --- HL Mencken)
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