President Truman intervened in Korea for an array of reasons.
- First, he was worried that the fall of Korea could cause a domino effect on Japan which was important to the American trade. The president wanted to contain communism.
- Secondly, Truman felt that America had a responsibility to intervene due to their commitment to the Truman Doctrine. The promise entailed providing aid to countries that were threatened by communism.
- Thirdly, the American government aimed to stop Stalin under the assumption that the North Korean invasion had been caused by the USSR
- Truman administration took this as an opportunity the attack the communist troops in order to defend the noncommunist government.