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Authorizing Use of Force in Korea

Teletype conference message authorizing full use of Far East Command (FECOM) naval and air forces against the North Korean forces invading South Korea (detail)
On June 27, 1950, in response to a call for aid from the United Nations Security Council , President Harry S. Truman ordered U.S. Air and Naval Forces to defend South Korea against invading North Korean forces, the start of the United States’ involvement in the Korean War.
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Today’s Document from the National Archives

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