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Following a successful, yet costly, defense of the Pusan Perimeter in 1950, the American-led coalition force in South Korea moved to launch a counterattack against the invading North. Termed Operation CHROMITE, the mission was to land on the Korean west coast near Inchon. Without the benefit of training, the Americans commenced the operation on the morning of 15 September 1950. The objective of the operation was to reclaim the seized city of Seoul and to drive the North Korean invaders back across the 38th Parallel. GA MacArthur conceptualized the plan in August and intended the landing to be carried out by the Army’s 2ID and the USMC 5th Marines. However, like previous planning, both units were made unavailable due to their ongoing operations at Pusan. Instead, MacArthur utilized elements from the Army’s 7ID. Logistics was the primary concern that faced 7ID and the newly reactivated X Corps. 7ID was the
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As Operations IRAQI FREEDOM and ENDURING FREEDOM continued onward into 2010, rhetoric and policy began to change in Washington. President Obama had pledged an eventual drawdown of American forces throughout Southwest Asia (SWA), and Robert Gates, the Secretary of Defense, indicated that a new operations title was needed to better
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