Dr. Dea Boster
20 April 2014
During the 1950’s America, post WWII, our Nation faced major changes under the leading presidency of Truman and Eisenhower. America fell into another time of prosperous feeling with the end of yet another victory in World War II, an almost arrogant view of their society in respects to the remainder of other economies. Communism became the American adversary, and Americans sought to purge the world of it. Because of the extreme paranoia caused by Communism infiltration (Red Scare), conformity became a nativist way to separate American Culture and pride from the rest. From this stemmed the Cold War, the threat and stand still stance of nuclear missile attacks on bother nations.
Starting with the first of three documents of investigation is the Statement on the Korean War (1950) dictated by President Harry S. Truman. His statement was directed to inform the US citizen and to express the actual implications of his administration, as well their military position relating to Korea. With the rising scare of communist expansion on the forefront, and a clear intention from their organization, Truman had a delicate balance. How could he assure the American public that this matter is of the upmost importance to our western philosophy, to protect all sovereign nations, and cohesively avoid another subsequent World War? In such decisions to try and circumvent the possibility of creating or becoming embroiled in World War III, he made the executive decision to relieve U.S. General Douglas McArthur of his duties. While highly respected by President Truman, and recognized as an outstanding General, there was simply a serious difference of opinion. McArthur believed it was necessary and important to take the Korean conflict to Mainland China, while Truman recognized this very likely would start World War III. He made it very clear, in limiting the role of the United States in the Korean conflict that there