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Counterattack on the Naktong, 1950.
Counterattack on the Naktong 1950
Author: Dr. William Glenn Robertson
This book examines both the theory and practice of U.S. Army counterattack doctrine at the outbreak of the Korean War.
ISBN: 16914
Pages: 145
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Publisher: Combat Studies Institute
Book Type: Paperback
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A two-week period is covered by this study. It examines the First Battle of the Naktong Bulge, 6-19 August 1950, a part of the defense of the Pusan Perimeter. In this battle, the North Korean 4th Infantry Division crossed the Naktong River and penetrated deeply into the sector held by the U.S. 24th Infantry Division. Depleated by peacetime budget cuts and recent heavy combat, the 24th Infantry Division counterattacked to regain its original defensive positions along the river. When the division proved incapable of restoring its font alone, elements of two additional Army divisions and the 1st Provisional Marine Brigade joined the counter-attack force. Thus augmented, the 24th Infantry Division ultimately repulsed the North Koreans and re-established its original front.
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