Episode 8: Korean War
John Garofano, Nicholas Sarantakes, Marc Genest
This week Jon O'Gorman hosts John Garofano, Nicholas Sarantakes and Marc Genest as they discuss the larger context of the Korean War. The panel discusses Communist strategy and strategic aims, why a bold aggressive attack vs. a protracted insurgency as in other places in the world in the 1940s-50s, and how President Truman faced domestic and international challenges that inhibited his ability to conduct containment of communist expansion. They also delve into the reasons for the Truman/MacArthur divide and why the U.S. willingly let the General expand the war from a limited conflict to an unlimited one. They end by looking at key takeaways from the conflict.
Strategy, Policy, History, Korean War, Communism, Truman, MacArthur, Irregular Warfare, Cold War, Insurgency
O'Gorman, Jon, "Episode 8: Korean War" (2022). Profiles in Strategy. 8.