This year is the 70th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War on June 25, 1950. The war is often called the Forgotten War, but perhaps more appropriately it should be called the ignored war. Called a "police action" to avoid Congress, it exacerbated the Cold War, delayed recognition of the People's Republic of China, ended segregation in the Armed Forces of the United States, and saved the U.S. Marine Corps. It was also a very bloody war. This two-hour lecture covers the background to the war, the defeat of North Korea, intervention by forces of the People's Republic of China, turnaround under General Matthew B. Ridgway, relief of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, and the peace talks.
91085801 via Zoom
Wednesday, July 8, 1-3 p.m.
Cost: $35 (1 virtual session)
JHU full-time faculty/staff are eligible for tuition remission; spouse for 50%. You will be unable to register online and receive the discounts. For all inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.