By Col. Thomas E. Hanson
In Hanson's cautious learn of wrestle preparedness within the 8th military from 1949 to the outbreak of hostilities in 1950, he concedes that the U.S. infantrymen despatched to Korea suffered gaps of their specialist training, from lacking and damaged apparatus to inconsistently expert leaders at each point of command. yet after a yr of revolutionary, concentrated, and developmental collective training—based principally at the classes of strive against in global conflict II—these infantrymen anticipated to defeat the Communist enemy.
By spotting the restrictions below which the 8th military operated, Hanson asserts that students and infantrymen could be capable of discard what Douglas Macarthur known as the "pernicious delusion" of the 8th Army's specialist, actual, and ethical ineffectiveness.
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Combat Ready?: The Eighth U.S. Army on the Eve of the Korean War (Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Series) by Col. Thomas E. Hanson