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The United States Enters the Korean Conflict

features President Truman's statement, on June 27, 1950, announcing his order to send U.S. air and naval forces to help defend South Korea. Also included are teaching suggestions and links to hundreds of related documents from the Truman Presidential Library. (National Archives and Records Administration)

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Statement, dated June 27, 1950, by President Harry S. Truman, announcing his order to send U.S. air and naval forces to help defend South Korea and explaining the rationale for his decision.

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