Washington's Response

By.A Brown

Washington finally heard about the attack at 9:04 p.m. Saturday. Truman was on vacation in Missouri on vacation when the war was taking place. Secretary of Dean Acheson notified him by phone at 9:20 Missouri time. Once Truman had heard this he believed it was opening signs of WWIII. At first he would allow another Munich, but after he had thought about it on his way back to Washington he came to the conclusion he would not allow this to happen again. His thinking, which was mirrored by his adviser's, was that the Soviet Union was behind the attack. The United States was successful, thanks to the Soviet boycott of the Security Council, in obtaining a resolution calling for the North Korean withdrawal. Truman was in favor of speeding firearms over their and using the air-force to attack north Korea in the south. "Washington’s response." History Central. 2000. 22 Mar. 2011. <__http://www.historycentral.com/korea/invation.html__>.