Anti-Korean War: 1950-53
Protest against the Korean War was initially scattered and mainly confined to communists and their allies and advocates of non-violence. Some traditional opponents such isolationist Republicans and Socialist Norman Thomas supported the intervention.

However, the growing threat of atomic warfare initiated a widespread movement to halt the use of nuclear weapons. As U.S. casualties mounted, so did opposition to the war. Dwight Eisenhower campaigned in the 1952 election saying he would end the war.

One of the unusual features of the war were the prisoners of war who defected to the communist-led forces. Six Americans defected to the North and 21 prisoners refused repatriation. Many were African Americans seeking to flee discrimination in the Armed Forces and Jim Crow back home.

U.S. casualties totaled 36,914.
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