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Myth of America's "Mightiness" Broken in Korean War

Korean Central News Agency of DPRK via Korea News Service (KNS)

Pyongyang, July 27 (KCNA) -- The Korean War (June 1950-July 1953) was a disgraceful war for the U.S. imperialists because it exploded the myth of their "mightiness" and started them on the downhill.

At that time many people of the world were thinking that there was no power to match with the United States on the globe and that a country could achieve democracy, freedom and sovereignty only with its "assistance".

In the Korean War, however, the "superpower" suffered an unprecedentedly serious defeat, military, political and moral, though it mobilized all sorts of up-to-date combat equipment in the war.

MacArthur, who was posing as Napoleon in the east, Ridgway, Clark, Walker and other generals who had distinguished themselves in many wars of aggression took part in the Korean War but all of them drank a bitter cup.

An advance group of the 24th Division of the U.S. Army was crushed down in Osan, contrary to its expectation that the north Korean army would disperse upon hearing the news of its joining in the war, and the division, which had boasted of being "invincible", was annihilated in Taejon,

A large number of U.S. guns, tanks, planes and warships became victims of the superb war methods of the Korean People's Army on the land and seas and in the sky.

U.S. soldiers, fearful of death, fled from battlefields, laid down their arms collectively or refused to act as ordered, deploring the war.

The ignominious defeat the U.S. suffered in Korea from its young army was the first of its kind in America's 100-odd-year-long history of aggression wars.

The then U.S. secretary of Defense, Marshall, confessed that the myth was broken and that the United States was not such powerful a country as others thought.

The defeat of the U.S. imperialists in the Korean War was a punishment inflicted by the Korean army and people, led by Kim Il Sung, a great strategist and ever-victorious iron-willed brilliant commander, upon the aggressors. It put an end to the myth of their "invincibility."

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