Of all the campaigns of my life, 20 major ones to be exact, [Korea was] the one
I felt most sure of was the one I was deprived of waging. I could have won the war in Korea in a maximum of 10 days.... I would have dropped between 30 and
50 atomic bombs on his air bases and other depots strung across the neck of Manchuria...
It was my plan as our amphibious forces moved south to spread behind us-from the Sea
of Japan to the Yellow Sea-a belt of radioactive cobalt. It could have been spread from
wagons, carts, trucks and planes... For,at least.60 years there could have been no land
invasion of Korea from the north. The enemy; couldInot: have marched across that radiated belt"
- US Army General Douglas MacArthur, 25 January 1954