On 25 June 1950 was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea an alarming phone call from his deputy chief, EF Drumright, to warn him that the Communists were hit along the front. The invasion began, the Republic of Korea and its American counterparts surprised. This case traces the events that took place immediately after North Korea’s invasion of the 38th parallel. It examines the strategic decisions that were made during this time centering on the way in which the U.S. Departme … Read more »

On 25 June 1950 was the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea an alarming phone call from his deputy chief, EF Drumright, to warn him that the Communists were hit along the front. The invasion began, the Republic of Korea and its American counterparts surprised. This case traces the events that took place immediately after North Korea’s invasion of the 38th parallel. It examines the strategic decisions that were made during this time centering on the way in which deals with the U.S. Department of State with the attack and the subsequent conflicts for a greater Korea. Part A looks at these events in detail and contains excerpts recalling the events of President Truman in his memoirs. Part B provides more details on the events that transpired in Manchuria and the Rhineland. It also explains the role of China, Ethiopia, Spain, Austria and Czechoslovakia. Much of this is done through Truman’s view. HKS case number 299.0
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Richard Neustadt,
Philip Bennett
16 pages.
Release Date: 1 January 1980. Prod #: HKS804-PDF-ENG
Korea and the Thirties (B) HBR case solution