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Korea on the brink : a memoir of political intrigue and military crisis 1st Brassey's ed

Korea on the brink : a memoir of political intrigue and military crisis 1st Brassey's ed (Loan 4 times)

Material type
단행본
Personal Author
Wickham, John Adams , 1928-. Holbrooke, Richard.
Title Statement
Korea on the brink : a memoir of political intrigue and military crisis / John A Wickham ; [with a foreword by Richard Holbrooke].
판사항
1st Brassey's ed.
Publication, Distribution, etc
Washington, D.C. :   Brassey's ,   2000.  
Physical Medium
xix, 240 p. : ill.,map ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1574882902 9781574882902
General Note
Includes index.  
Originally published: Korea on the brink : from the "12/12incident" to the Kwangju Uprising, 1979-1980. Washington,D.C. : National Defense University Press : [Supt. of Docs.,U.S.G.P.O., distributor], 1999.  
Subject Added Entry-Geographic Name
Korea (South) -- Politics and government -- 1960-1988.
주제명(개인명)
Wickham, John Adams,   1928-  
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300 ▼a xix, 240 p. : ▼b ill.,map ; ▼c 23 cm.
500 ▼a Includes index.
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Contents information

Book Introduction

In October 1979, a series of potentially catastrophic events was set into motion: President Park Chung-hee was assassinated, South Korean officers staged a coup d’etat, and South Korean troops brutally suppressed civilian demonstrators during the controversial Kwangju uprising. Any one of these incidents could have sparked another major conflict on the Korean Peninsula. General Wickham contends war was avoided largely because of resolute action taken by the governments of the United States and the Republic of Korea, and because of the combat readiness of U.S. and South Korean forces. Moreover, he believes that this deterrent contributed to a political-economic evolution in South Korea and to subsequent peaceful transfers of power. Korea on the Brink sheds light on how political-military policy is formulated within the U.S. government and on how such policy is shaped and executed “in the field” under trying circumstances.


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Table of Contents


CONTENTS

Foreword / by Richard Holbrooke = xi

Preface = xv

Chapter One Death of a President = 3

Chapter Two Aftermath of the Assassination = 27

Chapter Three The "12/12 Incident" = 53

Chapter Four The Struggle for Dominance = 77

Chapter Five American Reprise, Korean Influence = 93

Chapter Six Maneuvering Toward the Presidency = 109

Chapter Seven The Kwangju Tragedy = 127

Chapter Eight Chun and the Presidency = 151

Chapter Nine Reflections = 175

Epilogue = 185

Appendix United States Government Statement on the Events in Kwangju, Republic of Korea, in May 1980 = 193

Korean Personalities = 229

Glossary = 233

Index = 235



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