The US and the south Korean authorities hold events on the occasion of June 25 every year. On that day, over 67 years ago, the Korean war (1950-1953) broke out. At these events they clamour that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea unleashed the Korean war.

We need to know the truth of history.

The Korean war was, to all intents and purposes, an aggressive war unleashed by the US inciting its south Korean army.

US Plans to Conquer Korea

The US that had long planned to conquer Korea occupied south Korea on the pretext of “disarming” the vanquished Japanese troops after the end of the Second World War. Its aim was to turn south Korea into its military base for the invasion of north Korea and further for the realization of its hegemony in Northeast Asia and the rest of the world.

From the first day of occupation, the US dissolved by force the people’s committees established by the south Korean people and enforced military rule. It then cobbled together a puppet government and subordinated the political, economic, military and cultural realms of south Korea to their objectives for aggression.

Before the start of the Korean war, political figures of the US claimed that Korea was “a battle site decisive of the US success in Asia” and a “testing ground for victory over communism.”

The US worked out a detailed plan for unleashing a war in the Korean peninsula. It set up in the Tokyo-based MacArthur Command a team engaged in operations plan and intelligence activities, and enlisted in it former Japanese generals and other high-ranking officers. The team worked out the plan for several years. Between late 1949 and early 1950 the plan was reviewed and amended, and a strictly confidential document, NSC-68 prepared, a plan which contained a strategy for world domination. The plan endorsed at a session of the US National Security Council in April 1950 envisaged hurling forces of the US and its satellite countries after the war was started.

In order to increase the number of its forces, the US adopted a law on conscription, the first of its kind in the US history, and enlarged the military budget. It also organized the south Korean army and built it up; in order to achieve the supremacy of the south Korean army over the north Korean army by ten times, it controlled recruitment, organization, education and training of the south Korean military units through its Military Advisory Group, provided military support worth 1 billion US dollars, and shipped large amounts of military hardware into south Korea. In this way, it beefed up its capability for invading north Korea.

Regarding armed provocations in the areas on the 38th Parallel as a good test for internal war, an exercise to raise the capability for a real war by directly engaging with the enemy and a chance for gaining launch pads for attack to accomplish its military strategic plan of “push northwards,” it deployed the south Korean forces in the areas on the 38th Parallel that divided the Korean peninsula into north and south, and instigated them to ceaseless armed provocations.

It reinforced its aggressive forces including aircraft carriers and strategic bombers. From late April 1950, it reinforced its 7th Fleet with two aircraft carriers, two cruisers and six destroyers, and additionally dispatched three B-26 and B-29 bomber regiments, six interceptor regiments and two troop carrier regiments in Japan, near Korea. It also reinforced the four divisions of US 8th Army with tanks, guns, means of transport and others, so that they could be prepared for entering the Korean front any time.

A US book, titled, Who Started the Korean War, writes that preparations to attack north Korea were completed by May 1950. Another US book, titled, Contemporary History of America, writes: It was the first time for us to be fully prepared for the start of war.

The US, the main culprit for the Korean war, resorted to every means to hide the true picture.

An American book, titled, Korean War: An Unanswered Question, writes as follows:

“Dean Rusk, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian Affairs, interrupted his dinner and quickly rushed back to his office on being told of the report from Seoul (on the outbreak of the war). Acheson (Secretary of State), who was on his farm in nearby Maryland, was notified hours later. President Truman, visiting his hometown in Missouri, was notified even later and was told that there was no need for him to hurry back to Washington. The two men with authority to shape the US response, the President and the Secretary of State, remained out of town. Judging by their early actions, however, this contention was at best disingenuous.”

With regard to the strange moves of US Military Advisory Group, a Japanese book, titled, Korean War, writes:

By June 15 Robert (head of the US Military Advisory Group) had been recalled, his successor was yet to come; the chief of staff who was holding the fort had gone to Tokyo to see off his family members, and deputy chief was in Japan. Is it imaginable that the head of the US Military Advisory Group in south Korea, the hottest spot in the Far East, had return home without continuing to perform his duty until his successor filled his post? This was camouflage.

After making full preparations, the US unleashed the Korean war at the dawn of June 25, 1950 by driving the south Korean forces to launch a surprise attack on north Korea. And later it hurled the forces of its own and of its 15 satellite countries and even the remaining forces of the former Japanese army, claiming that north Korea had invaded the south.

History can never be erased or distorted. The US and the south Korean authorities cannot hide their unleashing of the Korean war.