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There's always a looming threat from the north.
Poses a threat after this period -- -- -- -- world.
You have concerns that you think could be another world the threat of war -- -- -- consumers -- open stance.
It is vitally important that we have American troops here this is obligated between our two countries.
There was an incredible sacrifice -- -- Korean War and I feel proud serving and knowing that.
-- part of its history.
An amphibious assault.
The forcible seizure of hostile territory you -- is always a high respect.
The one here on September 15 1950 during the Korean War remains one of the most daring operations in military history.
Good evening I'm Oliver North this is war stories coming due for -- -- Korea one of the most hazardous places on earth who attacked from the city.
Who would generals and admirals who said it couldn't be done.
That the -- situation here was one know that the -- 31 feet from low to high we're too extreme.
But the seawall was insurmountable.
But America had promised -- Communist aggression and -- Seoul South Korea's capital 33 miles away.
In general Douglas MacArthur was determined to make it -- Come with war stories -- we skilled in John's sea wall and battle all the way into the streets of Seoul.
And I'll look good man continued across don't.
In Europe those sooner -- the fires of World War II have been extinguished.
And dictators were again on the march.
-- called recombinant between an outrage.
As -- -- country after country and Eastern Europe felt the Communist takeovers ordered by Soviet leader Joseph -- In 1948 the red tyrant sealed off Berlin a lot of blockade to stop the city and -- President Harry Truman ordered -- -- to save the city.
The Communist menace was spreading all over the globe but chemical attack on a western democracy.
On the other side of the world this revolution in China brought -- only the power.
Armed and equipped by Russia and all trying to save under the red you'll.
And exploited Korea divided like Germany and the Soviet and American zones and iron -- Moscow loyalists Kindle Sloan took control.
He was the supreme leader of the Communist north on June 25.
The North Korean situation is looking pretty good.
Marine major general -- -- and served two years as commander US marine forces Korea they had a strong ally.
In the Soviet mean.
Blocked by the Americans in Europe's -- on North Korea as the next step in his plan for global conquest.
-- tanks guns and ammunition into the north.
Fellow dictator -- -- -- promised a million Chinese soldier.
Both wanted to bleed America dry on the battlefield.
-- -- -- -- -- -- he sees the opportunity to unite all Korea under the hammer and sickle they had permission to go forward they had back.
-- 5 June 1950.
North Korean troops supported by 240 -- and -- hundred navy aircraft invaded South Korea.
The Communist center site and soul the ancient capital of more than a million citizens just thirty miles away they had me great games.
They had captured Seoul the South Koreans reeled from the Communist onslaught.
-- -- -- mile and funeral -- were flushed with success the UN voted to defend itself.
The Russians -- -- the action but they walked out.
The Soviets wanted to see America tied up in a war.
As general Douglas MacArthur was named supreme commander of all -- -- forces the situation in Korea was just.
-- progress down to the south very rapidly.
The where where you.
And 25 June 1950.
I was in a bar and San Diego California.
Pennsylvania native Warren redone -- 13 to join -- Too young to serve very important to play 1950 to 21 year old pfc was on his way to the battlefield.
The bartender and moments that hey you drink it if you you know what -- camp over and won three.
That tournament an average career.
I was in the play -- -- -- Arkansas Oren -- detachment.
I got orders and report to camp penalty in California.
New Yorker frank partners high -- it back to Southern California to join fox company.
Second battalion -- -- well we -- mentoring.
And we knew we were going to Korea.
And for the next two or three weeks -- -- bad.
All of them marine buried.
On the West Coast from the Mississippi on.
They park service and never been to boot camp.
And my commanding officer was before.
The growth legendary warrior was -- -- franc and the other end of the first marine regiment.
-- -- gave -- speech what we're we're going to do tonight north Koreans -- we got over there and I think that he.
Clears thing I can say -- we runner -- Pretty pretty rough talk that's that's just people.
As the Marines shipped out from the West Coast.
6000 miles away UN force -- including the South Koreans and the American eighth army we're hoping that desperate perimeter around from side.
Who is that comes up would this plan to run an amphibious operation.
Against an amendment is bigger than life and general McCourt.
He comes up.
With the plane.
We are not gonna only fighter wing out of the who's on the perimeter what we're going to do is strategically -- we're gonna go around him and we're gonna cut animal.
Code named operation -- plan was to land it in shock and -- unforgiving harbor it was sort of the high tides in the world.
In Tokyo and sixth floor of his headquarters in the -- -- -- building the supreme commander of UN forces presented his plan.
Everything was against former secretary of state Alexander Haig then a young lieutenant was there.
Very true in August.
This actually JC I can tell MacArthur that he could not execute the ancient invasion.
Just about every National.
Geographic and an artificial barrier apostle was against the -- And I sat outside the door with a -- just for slate the first response came from -- They have gotten any plan in front of MacArthur do you look at things.
Should Gelman I will be landing it in -- on the fifteenth of September or you have a new commander.
Put it right in the ashtray walked out of the room and they all collapse.
Despite Washington's misgivings 260 ships carrying 70000.
-- including 20000 from the first marine division.
Steamed toward -- John Harbour.
We've drilled hole leaving the first marine regiment lieutenant colonel ray -- commanded the fifth.
This with a 6 September we are skirted to go aboard ship the twelfth of September and we'll.
So we had six days confirmed in -- operation we never even heard a word and chew on until a day before.
When we had a briefing -- -- -- itself and restraint because you -- anything any lead on you crew down the -- gonna collapse.
And Islamic fighters.
Don't ask questions and really for down in the hole and they were shown us some maps.
-- career and what the situation was and that we were going to make the landing and it -- beach.
An inch on -- what was your sense when you looked at that.
Concept of operations.
Where her -- and oversee wall.
-- thirty feet.
Mud -- 600 yards -- I thought -- -- -- going crazy.
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