How O.P. Smith (UC Berkeley class of 1916) saved 15,000 Marines| 1hr : 04mins
Director: UC Berkeley | Producer: UC Berkeley
Focus Years: 2011 | Country: United States
Thomas Ricks' candidate for the most underrated general in American history is Gen. O.P. Smith, who commanded the Marines at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir in North Korea, a decisive battle in the Korean War. Ricks is an author, reporter, and senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture
Thomas E. Ricks is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Concurrently with his duties at CNAS, Ricks writes an online blog for ForeignPolicy.com called, "The Best Defense," and serves as contributing editor for Foreign Policy magazine.
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