This is coolbert:
From the excellent Internet web site isegoria.net this item. With a lesson to be learned by all.
"Korea established a pattern"
"Korea established a pattern that has been unfortunately followed in American wars in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan"
AS NOTED AND EXTRACTED A PATTERN TO INCLUDE BUT HARDLY LIMITED TO:
* "With the exception of some of the South Korean and South Vietnamese military units, these have been wars with in-country allies that were not dependable."
WITHOUT QUESTION THE AMERICAN MILITARY HARDLY ALONE IN THIS REGARD!
Think the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and the Battle of the Crater.
"A bunch of third-rate, fly-blown chaps!"
NOT however the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Thanks to the You Tube video.
"- Empire Warriors 1 of 4: Mad Mitch and His Tribal Law"
Specifically in this instance referring to the Arab Police mutiny, Aden, 1967.
Local Arab constabulary trained and equipped by the British turning their weapons on their mentors.
"The Arab Police mutiny an incident during the Aden Emergency where Arab soldiers and police mutinied against British troops. While the mutiny itself was localized and quickly suppressed, it undermined the South Arabian Federation which had been organized by Britain in 1959 as an intended successor to direct colonial rule."
British troops massacred. Retribution harsh, draconian and unremitting. Cruel even!
Empires [including the United States and additionally ancient Rome] have all had problems with unreliable allies? Probably so. Nothing new under the sun! That You Tube video the actions in Aden of the A and S Highlanders and their commander Mad Mitch I recommend highly without qualification or reservation.