Thanks for that -- I wasn't aware of this. I'm not surprised that it involved China,
Mark Gregson wrote:
> > Right. Uh huh. Sure. I don't think so. There was no credible threat of
> > the use nukes by the US in the Korean War, and no threat whatsoever, other
> > than accusations of such from the left, during the Gulf War.
> I heard President George Bush state at the beginning of the Gulf War that the US had
>not ruled out the use of nukes in that war. That is a credible threat in my opinion.
> The threat in the Korean War was even more direct:
> "On May 19 1953, the Joint Chiefs recommended direct air and naval operations
>against China, including the use of nuclear weapons. The National Security Council
>endorsed the JCS recommendation the next day.
> Dulles, the Secretary of State was visiting India and told Nehru to deliver a
>message to Zhou Enlai: if peace was not speedily attained, the United States would
>begin to bomb north of Yalu, and US had recently tested atomic shells. "
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