Lads, I have been reading about the Korean "Police Action" for a little over 3 months now, and time and again have come upon, what, opinions? accusations? points of view? regarding the generally poor performance in it of US Army units. In previous spells of Korean War reading, the books have been different, but the message has been the same. From the first "skirmishes" at Osan, to the hectic days of mid-1953, you find, to name a few, Lee Ballenger (a Seasoldier, it must be said) writing that the 1st MARDIV and the Commonwealth Division specifically requested no to be placed in the line flanked by Army units; countless stories of "bugouts" led by GI's hellbent for the rear; French officers heavily critizing the leadership and tactics of Army brass during the Battle for Heartbreak Ridge; etc. Of course, some units like the 23rd RCT, specially under Col. Paul Freeman, appear in the history books representing the other end of the scale, but overall, the balance mostly leans towards the negative. What do you lot think?