June 24, 2011 12:57
A recently translated memoir by a former U.S. Air Force commander during the Korean War reveals that Washington considered using nuclear bombs only three months into the conflict.
The author, Lt. Gen. George Stratemeyer, says he kept a record of his activities from June 25, 1950 to May 20, 1951 while serving as the Far East Air Forces commander in the war.
He writes that the use of nuclear weapons was being considered as early as September 1950 since the U.S. army leadership looked for a strategic means to fight off the Soviet Army if it intervened on the Korean Peninsula.
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