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Waelti: Another Korean War must be avoided
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With the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki ending World War II, it was naively assumed that the days of infantry were over. With emphasis on nuclear weapons, the Air Force became the darling of the military services, Army training and weapons development neglected. August 1950 - United Nations forces consisting of ineffective troops of the Republic of Korea (ROK), and those of the ill-trained, understrength 24th Division lifted from soft occupation duty in Japan, were defending the southeast corner of Korea, known as the Pusan Perimeter.

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