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Korea War Operation Chromite
The Pusan Perimeter War was a wide scale battle between North Korean and United Nations forces in the 1950. While this was the first major involvement of the Korean War, the UN forces involved in the battle comprised forces from the United States, the United Kingdom, and epublic of Korea. The current operational environment during this battle included the advancement of North Korea forces around the Pusan Perimeter in order to encircle it from every side. These forces advanced following their conquest of Taejon and moved towards United Nations' positions, which pushed back American and South Korean forces. Apart from the advancement of the North Korean forces, there are other factors that contributed to the dire situation facing the U.S. Eighth Army at the Pusan Perimeter. One of these conditions was steady decrease since the end of the Second World War. Secondly, the Army…
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In this essay, we discuss the Battle of Inchon, also known as Operation Chromite. This battle was a pivotal part of the Korean War, because winning it was necessary if the United Nations wanted the ability to land troops and recapture South Korea. After reading this article, you will have a better idea of how the Battle of Inchon helped change the direction of the war. It will start with an overview of the Korean War, before delving specifically into the Battle, itself. In addition to providing historical information about the Korean War and the Battle of Inchon, this article can also be used as a template for a properly written academic essay. The article will be written in a modified essay structure, and you will find: an introduction, a hook a thesis statement, a structured body with evidence and analysis of the evidence, a conclusion, and a reference…
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The operational environment consisted of North Korean forces advancing to the Pusan Perimeter so as to surround it. North Korea had just conquered Taejon and was moving in the direction of the UN’s position, causing American forces and South Korean forces to retreat.
The dire situation facing the U.S. Eighth Army at the Pusan Perimeter was exacerbated by a steady decrease in strength that had continued since the conclusion of WW2: “Army forces consisted of four understrength divisions equipped with worn-out weapons from WWII.”[footnoteRef:1] The Army was using out-dated weaponry and the U.S. Eighth Army experienced logistical challenges due to the Korean landscape and air interdiction. Additionally, the Eighth Army was full of young men who had never experienced combat, had little training, and possessed inadequate heavy artillery.[footnoteRef:2] [1: Operation Chromite, II-1.] [2: Operation Chromite, II-1-2.]
General MacArthur’s vision for Operation Chromite relieves NKPA pressure on the U.S.…
Released in 2016 in South Korea, John H. Lee Jae-Han’s film Operation Chromite is about the historic Battle of Inchon, one of the central battles in the Korean War. The film is in most ways a typical war drama with requisite sub-plots involving espionage, politics, and military strategy. Similarly, the film serves to reinforce the prevailing narrative about the Korean War, depicting the North Koreans as being summarily evil and one-dimensional while holding the South Koreans, Americans, and other allies as being more complex as well as morally righteous. Although harshly criticized from a filmmaking perspective, Operation Chromite does remain true to the historical events that took place during the Battle of Inchon. The bold invasion did indeed serve as a critical victory in the conflict, even though it still did not lead to a decisive victory for the South.
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In spite of the setbacks of Operation Blueheart, MacArthur was admirable in his courageous "promptitude to act," in the words of Winston Churchill (cited by Starling 1998, p. 298). After Blueheart's execution proved inconceivable, MacArthur immediately proceeded to draft the plans for the similar Operation Chromite. Operation Chromite, like Operation Blueheart, would rally the support of various branches of the military in a sweeping amphibious counteroffensive. MacArthur hoped to achieve the primary objective of American and United Nations presence in the Korean Peninsula: to stymie the communists.
If nothing else, MacArthur wanted to revitalize the spirits of troops stationed throughout East Asia and especially those trapped behind the Pusan Perimeter. On a reconnaissance mission on June 29, 1950 General MacArthur observed lackluster troops and was quoted saying Nobody is fighting," (Ballard 2001, p. 32). The seasoned CINCFE pointed out during the reconnaissance mission that among American and allied South Korean…
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The current construction of World-Systems analysis holds that core countries, including America, Europe's thriving economies, and developed nations in Africa and Asia, derive enormous economic and political power from "the axial division of labor of a capitalist world-economy (that) divides production into core-like products and peripheral products" (Wallerstein 28). Madagascar's relative abundance of untapped natural resources, in the form of massive "old-growth" tropical rainforests, and deposits of minerals like chromite and titanium ore which are now used in the construction of cellular telephones and laptop computing devices, represent peripheral products that can be exploited for the ongoing manufacture and distribution of the core products driving the engine of globalized commerce.
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Marketing (Water Fans, India)
The market in India for water fans or misting fans as they are also called is problematical at best. Without doubt, the climate (except in the northern mountains) is hot; the problem is, it is also quite humid. Still, the Indian people have been looking for ways to stay cool for centuries. It was India that gave the world the slatted shutter; when air comes in through small spaces (as in shutters, adopted in the American South before air conditioning, or in lattice-work walls as in parts of India), it is cooled. Still, they did not develop a cooling system like that of that ancient omans, which did use water running through channels to create condensation. The reason, of course, is the problem of water quality. While industrial pollution has now added immeasurably to the water quality problems in India, the sluggish flow of…
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