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Cold War Files: All Units: Events: Secretary Acheson Defines America's Defensive Perimeter in Asia

January 12, 1950
Secretary Acheson Defines America's Defensive Perimeter in Asia

On January 12, 1950 Secretary of State Dean Acheson in a speech to the National Press Club defined America’s defensive perimeter in Asia without including Korea. Shortly thereafter on January 19, the Congress rejected a $60 million aid bill for South Korea.

source: Encyclopedia of conflicts since World War II

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