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produced only a limited American millitary commitment

 
 
Reply Sat 5 Sep, 2020 08:30 pm
Does "commitment" here mean "promise"? If so, "produced a limited promise" seems to mean "was limitedly promising"? It sounds a bit odd to me.


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Limited Mobilization

Just as the war in Korea produced only a limited American millitary commitment abroad, as it created only a limited economic mobilization at home.
Truman set up the Office of Defense Mobilization to fight inflation by holding down prices and discouraging high union wage demands.

Source: A concise history of American people
page 770
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Reply Sat 19 Sep, 2020 05:29 am
@oristarA,
In military context, the word "commitment" may mean differently.
What does "produce" mean there?
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Reply Sat 19 Sep, 2020 05:41 am
@oristarA,
In breaking up the writing you are losing it's meaning.

".... produced only a limited American military commitment.."

Is a statement held in an article which is not now surrounding it and it therefore loses context.

Essentially it means that the USA did not make a significant show of arms in Korea because it was not economically in it's own interest. Nothing to do with promises.

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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2020 03:57 pm
@oristarA,
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In military context, the word "commitment" may mean differently.


In a military context, the word "commitment" may mean something different[ly].


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What does "produce" mean there?


It means "caused to happen". But it is just another of the usual usa lies.
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2020 04:01 pm
@oristarA,
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Does "commitment" here mean "promise"?


It doesn't mean promise in the strict sense.

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If so, "produced a limited promise" seems to mean "was limitedly promising"? It sounds a bit odd to me.


It sounds as though you may be getting confused from an inaccurate translation on your part, from your own language.
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Reply Tue 29 Sep, 2020 04:05 pm
@Teufel,
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Essentially it means that the USA did not make a significant show of arms in Korea


Part and parcel of the usual usa lies.
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