How did the Chinese army defeat the US tanks and helicopters during the Korean War?
Jay Verkuilen, Just well read.
I’ll focus on the initial push of UN (mostly American) forces from the Chinese-North Korean border before Matthew Ridgway took command and stabilized the lines. Much of it comes down to Douglas MacArthur and his subordinates making some really serious mistakes. MacArthur was one of the most narcissistic men to wear stars on his collar, and he’d been able to get away with really insubordinate behavior for a long time.