I.F. Stone’s “Hidden History of the Korean War”, 364 pages.The controversial book, I.F. Stone’s Secret History of the Korean War was published during the Korean War (1950-1953) in 1952 and re-published during the Vietnam War (1960-1975) in 1970. He raised questions about the origins of the Korean War, gave evidence that the United States was manipulating the United Nations, and that the US military and South Korean oligarchs continued their war by sabotaging peace talks.
While publishing such a book in the US during McCarthyism, the courage of journalism was experienced as the war continued. Forty years later, the secret classified US, Soviet and People’s Republic of China both affirmed and corrected some of Stone’s story.Until his death in 1989, Stone was an experienced, respected, independent left-wing journalist and miraculous. This book-type feature of journalism with more than 600 citations for quotation marks and materials proves that Stone is a guide to compelling readers to think for themselves, rather than drowning because of official stories and war propaganda.
The standard says that the Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and began on the request of the Soviet Union to disseminate the Soviet influence to the whole of Korea,But was it a surprise? Could it be surprising to see 70,000 men attacking at least 70 tanks launched at the same point in four different locations?Stone has collected contemporary reports that document what South Korean, US and UN resources are ahead of June 25. “(P.2) Stone,” America’s Leading Military Reviewer, New York, “said CIA Secretary-General Admiral Roscoe H. Hillenloetter,” American intelligence has “conditions that could mean an invasion in Korea this week or in the future.
” The Times reported Hanson Baldwin, a credible reliance letter to the Pentagon: US military documents showed “a marked upswing by the North Korean People’s Army at the beginning of the 38th parallel start in the first days of June.” “(S.4)US President Truman, when and why did it decide so quickly to put the American military forces in the war in South Korea until June 27th? Stone filed a strong case in the US government and in the army, a war in Korea, which sees the instability in East Asia as the national interests of the United States. Stone presents the idea and actions that North Korea, like John Foster Dulles, General Douglas MacArthur, President Syngman Rhee and Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek, is willing to see North Korea’s military action on June 25th as another Pearl Harbor. “Command the United States in a stronger direction against communism in the Far East”.
(P.21). The earlier the battle with Stone, China and / or Russia, the more likely they are to think before they become stronger. According to Stone’s account, President Truman received Defense Secretary Louis Johnson from the post because Johnson was selling this preventive war doctrine. (page 93)Stone shows that Truman has devoted US troops to the war in Korea and went to the UN for sanctions against North Korea. “It was not a conscious and intelligent thing,” says the UN, “under the pressure of a major power to convince a country of aggression without an investigation and without an investigation.
” (P. 50) However, stressing that the US should insist on using it, Stone suggests that he distorted the reports to hasten his case.War 38. When he entered an exit in Paralel, Stone was a powerful example of what the US Army headquarters provoked or created in its pursuit of the withdrawal of truce negotiations. When the North Koreans and Chinese resigned on November 4, 1952, the United States military began to spread the word “Communists killed 5,500 American detainees brutally.
” US military officials were in negotiations because they were lower than “barbarians” and “the Communists do not want to answer questions about what happened to their detainees”. (pp. 324-25) Immediately after the publication of these reports, this “persecution” has been declared or documented. However, a cease-fire desperate.Stone takes the story a little further than April 11, 1951, when MacArthur was removed from office. Until January 1952, the press said, “If Korean missions fail, it still uses the US bombing and Red China marine blockade.”The stone’s evidence is substantial but solid. Official documents are still unavailable, what else could it be? In the 1960s, Rand Corporation, a major think tank financed by the US Air Force, According to a review writer, Stone.
Stone claimed to have “almost the same results” as the history of the Korean War, and stressed that the US forces emphasized the opportunistic response to backfire and also did not care about the role of the Soviet Union. the assumption that it was Stalin’s war. “Until the release of Western documents in the 1970s, he created a new wave of literature about the war, its minority view”. In the 1990s, documents from the former Soviet archives were obtained; telegrams and other sources also in the PR archives. The scholars who examined these documents and assembled their pieces, Kim Il-sung could find the Soviet support for the military effort to unite Korea and ultimately the decision on this issue. Stone, General MacArthur, and John Foster were suspicious of Dulles’ involvement in the beginning of the Korean War.
However, Stone made a service by documenting US policy makers’ role in finding the USSR and the PRC’s recapture opportunity. Northeast Asia. Bruce Cummings examined the detailed policy debates that guide the active retention policy in the United States.
The book of Cumings brings substance to the civil war between the origins of the Korean War, Vol. II, the supporters of the withdrawal and the supporters of stone, which is the speculation of Stone. When it was released in 1952, the Secret History of the Korean War almost came together with a complete press blackout and boycott. But there were no answers or answers from official US sources. It was re-published in 1970 and the book was at least translated into Spanish, Italian and Japanese. Some chapters appeared in French.
Used copies are still available, especially from online bookstores. I. F. Stone’s case would be provoking and useful, especially when the tensions were strained in the Korean peninsula and the manipulated battles were still in style. But maybe the lessons learned from the first Korean War, like journalism’s Stone, make it less likely to make a second Korean War.
Ahmet GÜNEY 13