The Korean War fascinates me, because it’s simultaneously this war of brilliant tactical and strategic maneuver, when U.S. Army minds were perfectly in sync with the technology and terrain. But it was also one of the most desperate, bloody, terrible struggles in American history. Reading about Busan, Chosin, Inchon, the Second Battle of Seoul, or Pork Chop Hill is a downright inspiring process because of the lengths these men went through.
And it’s completely ignored.
It wasn’t a minor war in terms of losses, it certainly wasn’t minor in terms of political ramifications.
And yet ask the average person what happened in the Korean War, and they can essentially tell you that it plain old happened.