Video: Prager U on why America fought in Korea

Video: Prager U on why America fought in Korea

Often called “The Forgotten War,” The Korean War pitted two world powers — the Soviet Union and China — against the United States in a defining conflict between communism and liberty. But Korea was a little country, far from the U.S., seemingly of little consequence to us. So why did we involve ourselves? Was it worth the cost of more than 35,000 American lives, over 100,000 American casualties, and billions of dollars? In this week’s video, historian, author and Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Victor Davis Hanson explains why the Korean War happened, why America got involved, and why it transformed both Korea and the Cold War.

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