THE KOREAN WAR
U.S. Media Archive from the Cold War Era

The Mossadegh Project | October 26, 2020                                 
[Updated August 16, 2021]


The Korean War | Robert C. Ruark (1951)

A collection of commentary on the Korean War in real time.

See also:

Harry Truman media archive
United States media archive




Newspaper Editorials

Impeach Truman! | April 11, 1951

The Great Betrayal | April 12, 1951

Impeach Truman | April 12, 1951

A Crowning Stupidity | April 12, 1951

Bogey Man Tactics | May 8, 1951

Nothing Less Than Victory | June 15, 1951

Leaders Needed | June 19, 1951

Alibis From the Generalissimo | June 26, 1951

Give Him a Fighting Chance | October 8, 1951

Questions On Korea War | November 2, 1951

Funny War | August 3, 1952


Impeach Truman | Chicago Tribune’s front page editorial (1951)
Impeach Truman | Chicago Tribune editorial (April 12, 1951)




Magazines

August 31, 1953 — Will Iran Be Another Korea? (Newsweek)





Syndicated Columns

May 3, 1951 — We’re In A Grisly Game Of Squat Tag in Korea (Robert Ruark)

October 8, 1951 — No Money for Our Soldiers’ Graves? (George Sokolsky)

October 19, 1951 — Why Korean War Was Sad Mistake (Dorothy Thompson)

November 27, 1951 — Lessons of Korea (Bruce Barton)

December 8, 1951 — The Korean War Makes No Sense (Robert Ruark)


Lessons of Korea | Republican Arraigns U.S. War (Nov. 1951)
Lessons of Korea | Republican Arraigns U.S. War (Nov. 1951)




Newspaper Columns

July 1, 1951 — History Repeats Itself





Letters to the Editor

May 19, 1951 — Truman’s Korea Policy Is Most ‘Insane Thing’

October 18, 1951 — Truman Held to Blame for Getting U.S. in War

January 6, 1952 — Some Resolutions





U.S. Congress

January 9, 1952 — Rep. Thomas J. Lane Defends Korean War Veterans


1951 cartoon on Korea and Iran by Reg Manning

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Related links:

United States of America | media archive

President Harry Truman | media and editorial archive

Sen. Margaret Chase Smith: Democracy Requires An “Articulate Majority” (1949)



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