December 2, This day during the Korean War

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December 2, 1951 – The Battle of the Ch’ongch’on River was a decisive battle in the Korean War, and it took place from November 25 to December 2, 1950 along the Ch’ongch’on River Valley at the northwestern part of North Korea. In response to the successful Chinese First Phase Campaign against the United Nations forces, General Douglas MacArthur launched the Home-by-Christmas Offensive to evict the Chinese forces from Korea and to end the Korean War. Anticipating this reaction, the Chinese People’s Volunteer Army Commander Peng Dehuai planned a counteroffensive, dubbed the “Second Phase Campaign”, against the advancing UN forces. Hoping to repeat the success of the earlier First Phase Campaign, the Chinese 13th Army[nb 1] first launched a series of surprise attacks along the Ch’ongch’on River Valley on the night of November 25, 1950, effectively destroying the Eighth United States Army’s right flank while allowing Chinese forces to move rapidly into…

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