LeMay, Korea, and the ICBMs.


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25 June 1950 North Korea dispatches a shock assault attacking South Korea ... UN powers drive North Koreans back crosswise over 38th parallel and endeavor to bring together the nation ...
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LeMay, Korea, and the ICBMs

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Overview General Curtis LeMay Korean Conflict US Intervention Air Power Results ICBMs Development Cuban Missile Crisis

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"I wouldn\'t fret being called intense, since I find in this racket it\'s the extreme folks who lead the survivors." Colonel Curtis E. LeMay, USA: to Lieutenant General Ira Eaker in England in 1943

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General Curtis LeMay Navigator on B-17 as Lt in early airpower exhibition with sea liner "Rex" in 1938 Commanded units in Berlin Airlift Commander in Chief, Strategic Air Command (CINCSAC) Air Force Chief of Staff

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LeMay\'s Impact reporting in real time Force More practical preparing programs Bottom line - Discipline Procured work force and air ship Bombers got to be airborne atomic caution Nuclear prevention turned into a reality

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Korean Conflict National Security Council (NSC) order 68 called for monstrous increment in protection spending to contain socialism Korea was the primary trial of American intention

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Beginning of Korean Conflict 25 June 1950 North Korea dispatches a shock assault attacking South Korea Congress endorsed utilization of power to repulse North Korean intrusion (no formal announcement of war) UN Security Council approves help (Gen Douglas McArthur named Commander)

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Korean Conflict UN powers spared at Pusan Perimeter by all day and all night bombarding & prohibition McArthur dispatches shock land and/or water capable ambush at Inchon UN strengths drive North Koreans back crosswise over 38th parallel and endeavor to bind together the nation China enters pushing the UN powers back

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Air Power in Korean Conflict First utilization of plane contenders on both sides MiG-15 beats F-80 MiG-15 withdraws back to bases in China Airspace south of Yalu known as "MiG Alley" F-86 Saber demonstrates better than the MiG-15 Kill proportion of 10-to-1

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Results of Korean Conflict Counterland Interdiction Close-Air Support

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Deterrence and Missile Development Snark Atlas, Titan Minuteman turns into the backbone of SAC\'s rocket retaliatory power NORAD built up in 1957 Single Integrated Operational Plan for utilizing atomic weapons (SIOP)

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Cuban Missile Crisis U-2 Reconnaissance plane points of interest Soviet rocket launchers in Cuba Missile power put on ready status President Kennedy picks alternative of maritime isolate Soviet Union throws in the towel "Adaptable Response" convention advances

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Summary General Curtis LeMay Korean Conflict US Intervention Air Power Results ICBMs Development Cuban Missile Crisis

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