"In Washington the atmosphere was reminiscent of World War II. A grim Senate voted the $1.2 billion foreign arms aid bill. Knots of legislators gathered on the floor or in the cloakrooms for whispered conversations. Crowds gathered around news tickers. A frequent comment: 'Truman wouldn't go to Munich.'"
"The FBI notified local police departments to keep an eye on subversives in their localities in readiness for a round-up. Over 3,000 FBI-trained policemen will help 4,000 FBI agents if Communists are ordered jailed".
Below is an official U.S. Army account of the hasty and ill-conceived post-W.W. II demobilization plan that partially explains why the earliest American military effort on the Korean peninsula was such a disaster:
The Korean War ended in 1953. Click here to read about the military results of that war.
The Cold War began in 1945...