NOW ONLINE Korean War Insights: Unfolding of Grave Miscalculations

Code: LH41017

Dates: May 14 - June 4, 2020

Meets: 12:30 PM to 1:45 PM

Sessions: 4

Course Fee: $66.00

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The Korean War was the result of many grave miscalculations from North Korea’s certainty of a quick victory, to the U.S. belief that China would not enter the war and many other factors which still resonate today. Discuss the dilemmas facing the U.S. over the last decades starting with the Yalta Conference, Russia’s invasion of Manchuria, North Korea’s invasion of South Korea and the final intervention by China. How did the UN respond and what was MacArthur’s role in the struggle to regain U.S. control of South Korea? Conclude with insights into North Korea today and American strategy for dealing with this reclusive country. Each session includes light reading and an engaging PowerPoint presentation.
Fee: $66.00

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Richard Sperry

Richard S. Sperry (Rick) is the founder of the American History website, History 500.com. He is a graduate of Yale University were he was in the Navy ROTC and studied Chinese and Japanese history. Rick served in the Navy as a LT (jg) on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger in Vietnam and subsequently spent his working career in the Cable TV business, most recently as VP Marketing for Comcast. He is a member of the Naval Order of the United States and numerous other veterans groups.

richardsperry@history500