‘I think it improbable that the Americans would become involved’
The author of this report, Major Ferguson Innes, did not lack confidence. Unfortunately, he was wrong on all counts.
I think it improbable that the Americans would become involved. The possession of South Korea is not essential for Allied strategic plans, and though it would obviously be desirable to deny it to the enemy, it would not be of sufficient importance to make it the cause of World War III. Meanwhile, we must … hope for the best.1
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