Following the success at Inchon, US forces were able to push the North Korean back past the 38th Parallel. US forces entered Seoul and this is where the worst fighting took place because North Korean reinforcements had been rushed into the area. The marines were urged to make rapid progress regardless of casualties, because MacArthur and Almond were eager to meet the three week deadline to impress the media. In addition, Walkers army in Pusan forced the remainder of North Korean troops into retreat. This was also a huge success for the US in Korea, Kim’s forces were cut off from supplies and forced to scramble back to the 38th Parallel and his hope of seizing the whole of Korea and been crushed. However, unlike the Inchon landing, it had resulted in many casualties, and therefore it could be described as less of a success for the US.
A military failure of the Korean War was the 300 mile US retreat, which was a result of Chinese intervention. Intervention was a risky move for China as the country had been torn apart by