How China Saved North Korea From Extinction

June 24, 2020 Topic: History Region: Asia Blog Brand: The Reboot Tags: North KoreaKorean WarHistoryMilitaryU.S. ArmyChinaPLA

How China Saved North Korea From Extinction

A major turning point in the Korean War.

Today, North Korea and the United States face the possibility of a major war, one that could end up going nuclear. May we not again be guilty of underestimating an apparently inferior enemy; the cost of being wrong this time could dwarf the cumulative price we’ve paid since 1950.

Daniel L. Davis is a Senior Fellow for Defense Priorities and a former Lt. Col. in the U.S. Army who retired in 2015 after twenty-one years, including four combat deployments. Follow him @DanielLDavis1. This first appeared in January 2018 and was republished in 2019 due to reader's interest.

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