How O.P. Smith (UC Berkeley class of 1916) Saved 15,000 Marines
Date: 6/6/2011; 59 minutes

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Thomas Ricks' candidate for the most underrated general in American history is Gen. O.P. Smith, who commanded the Marines at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, a decisive battle in the Korean War. Ricks is an author, reporter and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. (#21094)

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Historical and Social Sciences Analysis Skills

United States History and Geography: Continuity and Change in the Twentieth Century

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