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should he decide to do so if the Chinese broke the ceasefire

 
 
Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 06:18 am
During the Korean War, Eisenhower tried to enlist Britain's support for using atomic weaponry, should he decide to do so if the Chinese broke the ceasefire.

What does "should he decide to do so if the Chinese broke the ceasefire" mean here?
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 06:39 am
Officially, the Korean War has never ended. There is an armistice. So the phrase means that if the Chinese broke the ceasefire, if the Chinese attack, Eisenhower had the option to use atomic weapons. "Should he decide to do so" (should he choose to use atomic weapons), "if the Chinese broke the ceasefire" (if the Chinese attacked).
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 06:42 am
@Setanta,
Thanks!!!
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Reply Mon 30 Dec, 2013 01:38 pm
@Setanta,
And yet it was the USA that broke the armistice, bringing in nuclear
weapons despite their being banned. It was the USA that continued
and continues to this day, a reign of terrorist actions against the people
of Korea.

Amoral bastards!
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