The authors perspective in this book is that Congress’ war-making process became weaker and weaker as the years progressed. He says that a president being able able to make a “crisis”, was a favored way to control foreign policy. This book was written to show a way how the US government can change the way they work with foreign policy to make it better. This is a reliable source as it gives factual evidence more than just opinions. Walton was also a politician at one time, which gives him a first hand experience on how our government worked. Around the time this book was released, The Vietnam War is coming to an end. Okinawa is returned to Japan after 27 years of United States Military occupation. Richard Nixon and Leonid Brezhnev sign the SALT I treaty in Moscow, as well as the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty. In this book Walton answers a very difficult question, “Why doesn’t Congress do something?”. He believes the answer is the constitutional relationship between congress and the president. He believes that the president has too much influence on foreign policy, while Congress struggled to to regain its influence. Both the book and the article “The Struggle Between Presidential And Congressional Powers” show that there was and still is a lot of tension between the two branches. Both suggest that many times the wrong branch tries to deal with something the other should like foreign policy. The constitution makes it that both branches have power over it, but must equally share it. These two sources suggest that sometimes one side controlled more than the other and that this still happens today. The author doesn’t have much of a perspective in this book but rather just gives detailed facts about Korea and what led it to war, but sometimes it feels like the whole thing might have just been a misunderstanding and simple fear from the North side. This source was created to give its readers an extremely detailed and factual account of the events leading up to the War and after. This author is trustworthy as he is one of the best philosophers in the world, also the book was based on archival and other primary sources from Russia, China, the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, and Eastern Europe. Early into 2014, North and South Korea were exchanging fire along their border. The US and South Korea decide to postpone the transfer of control of troops, even though threat from Pyongyang increases. Wada talks about the behavior of the major world leaders and their approach to the war. Drawing from archival documents Wada gives the reader what all the sided believed in and what each side was going through at the time. He talks about the tension between the south and north from an international point of view. The two sides struggled with unification as both sided pressed it in their own way. That caused North Korea to attack, and later many other countries join n. The war ended in a stalemate as neither side wins. This book and the article “The Korean War” by the national Archives both talk about similar things such as world leaders’ thought and decisions. The book talks more about the behaviors of the international leaders, while the article focuses more on the president of the US, Truman, and his course of action. Both sources talk about very similar ideas and reasoning. Levering perspective is that from the late 1940’s to early 1950’s, many educated people believed in everything Truman and the U.N. had done. But only, in the stalemate did they realize something was done wrong. Levering has a negative outlook on Truman’s government. This book was written to inform people how the public viewed foreign policy from 1918-1978. This source is reliable as it is written by a person who lived in that time frame and was able to have a first hand experience. At the time the book was released, Korea was going through an “Extended Capabilities Phase”. South Korea and the U.S. had increase in the size of combined ROK-US exercises. In November 1978 a Combined Forces Command was issued between ROK and the US. The Korean economy became much better compared to what it was before. This book talks about how the public viewed foreign policy throughout the years of most discomfort for the U.S.. It also talks about how the people have shaped the foreign policy. During the Korean War, the people were in great fear of communism and blindly followed their democratic leaders and the UN. The book American Foreign Policy: Current Documents 1963 and this book are connected since The Public and American Foreign Policy 1918-1978 talks about major foreign policy changes, while American Foreign Policy: Current Documents 1963 gives actual laws passed and changes made in the US foreign policy over the span of many years. The Public and American Foreign Policy 1918-1978 explains in detail how the government worked to change the policy and the other book gives us exactly what changes in the law have occured. The authors perspective sends a message that the presidents at the time were mostly right in what they did. He gives the reader mixed feeling on President Bush, but never sides negatively on him. This book was created to show the reader a detailed explanation of why the presidents of the United States did what they did in order to keep the US safe. This source is reliable as it is a more modern look on the way Presidents Truman, Johnson, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush worked in office and made their decisions. Around the time this book was released, the US had experienced 9/11. This event has caused many changes to the foreign policy in the US, and does show that our government needs to change its tactics in its foreign policy. In 2001, China entered the World Trade Organization and was granted normal trade status with the US. This book analyzes all the decisions Presidents Truman, Johnson, George H. W. Bush, and George W made and why all of them were in favor of war. He compares the way each chief dealt with similar problems and learned from history. He gives the reader a sense of how each of the president was interpreted in the public. He concludes that the quality of the presidents shaped the three wars and that mostly the US was in a good stance. The book the Korean War: On What Legal Basis Did Truman Act? is a great comparison to this book. Both books focus on presidents and their actions during the Cold/Korean War era. Presidential Decisions for War: Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf gives the reader an analysis of the action taken by the presidents while the other book explains Truman’s actions and whether they were qualified or not. It is interesting to see how both books internet Truman and his actions. Both seem very similar, but have a lot of differences. The book by Hess seems to support Truman while the other book seems to be criticizing his actions. In his Statement, President Harry Truman, never faults the Soviet Union or any other concrete form of government, but rather says it is only communism’s fault. This makes his perspective in the source that communism is the fault for killing peace and that it will even use force to its own use. This Statement was created to inform the public of the Presidents plans for Korea and how the U.N. and the U.S. plan to act. This source is reliable as it is first hand from the President, and gives information about the actions the U.S. and U.N. will take. Just two days before the Statement was written and published, the North Korean troops moved over the 38th parallel and into Seoul. War broke out between the North and South. Around the time this article was produced, the world was focusing on the containment of communism. The Soviet Union exited the Security Council and the United Nations just six months earlier as a protest against them not letting a Chinese delegate in. Truman ordered the United States air and sea forces to give the Korean Government troop aid. He believes that the occupation of Formosa by Communist forces would be a “…direct threat to the security of the Pacific area and to United States forces performing their lawful and necessary functions in that area.” (Truman) The president also claims to have ordered the 7th Fleet to prevent any attack on Formosa. He called on them to cease air and sea operations against mainland China. The President talks about strengthening U.S. forces in the Philippines and Indochina and aiding democratic governments. This document and the “State Department Overview of Korean Situation, June 28, 1950. Elsey Papers, Harry S. Truman Administration File. Korea – June 28, 1950.” are related since the Statement was released to the public explaining the plan Truman had in mind for Korea, the other document is a detailed overview of the few days after the North invaded. The State Dep. Overview is an extended version of Truman’s Statement and gives a detailed accord of actions the UN and US have and will take. The author’s perspective in this article is that the United States feared the Soviet Union to spread communism, and that this was the cause of the Korean War and many of the foreign policy changes made during that time period. This article was created to give the reader a detailed background about the Statement of President Harry S. Truman on the Situation in Korea. This source is reliable because it does not take sides on who was right or wrong but simply gives background information about the time period. This article was also written by the National Archives which gives this sourse much reliability. Around the time this article was produced, South Korea was able to impeach their president, Park Geun-hye, who was accused ,in October, that a long-time friend had used their friendship to influence government decisions and extort money from Korean companies. Also in 2016, North Korea conducted its fourth nuclear missile test against Washington’s warning. Then, later in the year a fifth missile test was conducted. The Korean War was the first major battle that fully supported the containment of communism. Korea was divided on the 38th parallel between the United States and the Soviet Union to avoid conflict, but the division was not set in stone. Northern Soviet Korea invaded over the 38th parallel. This led to General. Arthur McDouglas, appointed by Truman, to become U.N. Commander. 15 other nations also sent troops into Korea. Truman also asked for the National Security Council an analysis of Soviet and American military capabilities, known as “NSC 68,”. The Council recommended heavy increases in military funding to help contain the Soviets. Truman also offered to aid Formosa (Taiwan). For doing so, Truman was criticized for “losing’ another country, China, as Formosas nationalist government fought back against mainland China. The document “Statement of President Harry S. Truman on the Situation in Korea” and this article are closely related as the article talks largely about Truman’s statement and explains much of the thought put into the Statement. The Statement enhances the “The United States Enters the Korean Conflict” article because it is a primary source of what is largely talked about in the article.