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Truman On The Korean War Thoughout Trumans narration of his actions and decisions in regarding the Korean conflict he strongly emphasizes that his first priority is to prevent a third world war He addresses that the public has questioned his actions as to why he doesnt bomb the aggressors line 5 but he assures that that would only instigate a major war not help prevent one Another major complication that would go hand in hand with bombing the aggressors would be that it would entangle America in Asian politics and Americas influence worldwide could possibly weaken due resources focused on another predicament line 10 Truman continues to state once again that America will have no part in prolonging this war or extending it to new frontiers However Truman shows concern that the communists will widen the hostilities beyond Korea if they soon do not realize that America isnt a force to be reckoned with line 16 Therefore Truman implies that it would only be foolhardy for the Koreans to make such an attempt line 19 Here Truman is providing confidence to the American people while at the same time attempting to strike fear into the enemy Fittingly at the end of his intimidation segment he offers a chance for North Korea and the communists to opt for a peace agreement Though he briskly notes that any peace deal reached must not compromise the principles of the United Nations It appears to the reader with Truman constantly stating that he wants the war done with that it is he who is actually scared and concerned with the threat the communists hold with their large and re-enforcing numbers line 36 Truman once again elaborates on his
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