Communist Logistics in the Korean War

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Greenwood Press, Jan 1, 1995 - History - 278 pages
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This book describes the logistical systems and requirements of the North Korean People's Army and Chinese Communist forces during the Korean War. The author examines the performance of the Communist logistical system from June 1950 to July 1953, explaining the failure of the United Nations air interdiction campaign in terms of the constant improvement of Communist logistical capabilities. The author concludes that the United Nations air force damaged, but was unable to destroy, the Communist distribution system. The North Koreans and Chinese Communists were able to supply their front line units sufficiently to enable them to conduct a strong static defense, which prevented a United Nations victory, and in the last months of the war, to mount strong, sustained offensive actions.

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CHARLES R. SHRADER, an independent historian and consultant lives, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. A Vietnam veteran, he retired from the United States Army in 1987 as a lieutenant colonel. He is the author of Amicicide: The Problem of Friendly Fire in Modern War (1982) and U.S. Military Logistics, 1603-1991: A Research Guide (Greenwood, 1992). The general editor of the five volume Reference Guide to United States Military History, he currently serves as the executive director of the Society for Military History.

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