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Coming Together/Coming Apart is a history podcast about civil wars, struggles for independence, and national disintegration. I will take a deep and honest look at why countries form and the ways in which they break down. New episodes release every Tuesday. First up, a History of the Korean War.

Oct 14, 2020

Douglas MacArthur knew he needed to make a splash to relieve the pressure on his men around Pusan. UN forces had faced disaster after disaster in the first two months of the war, and it appeared that there was an anchor around their necks. Would an ambitious amphibious strike at the heart of Korea, just 20 miles from Seoul but 200 miles from Pusan, keep Mr. MacArthur’s illustrious career from sinking?