This Day In History: Truman Says He Will Consider The Use Of Atomic Bombs To Achieve Peace In Korea – American Military News

This Day In History: Truman Says He Will Consider The Use Of Atomic Bombs To Achieve Peace In Korea

This day in history, November 30, 1950, President Harry S. Truman announced during a press conference that he is prepared to authorize the use of atomic weapons in order to achieve peace in Korea. At the time of Truman’s announcement, communist China had joined North Korean forces in their attacks on United Nations troops, including U.S. soldiers, who were trying to prevent communist expansion into South Korea.