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* EasyLogistics: After getting ordered to withdraw from South Korea, the US troops deliberately screw up their logistics so they can stay a little longer in anticipation of the invasion. This turns out to be a double-edged sword, because while they're still there to fight the war, they're badly supplied, and it takes them a while to undo the mess they made of their supply situation and get the front-line troops the things they need to fight effectively.

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''Red Phoenix'' is a 1990 PossibleWar novel about a second [[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar Korean War]] written by Creator/LarryBond in collaboration with Patrick Larkin. Taking advantage of internal conflicts in the US and South Korea, North Korean forces surge across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in an operation code-named “Red Phoenix”.

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!!'''Tropes Appearing In This Novel Include:'''
* AlternateHistory
* TheBigBad: Kim Jong-Il, commander of North Korea’s security agencies and armed forces, masterminds the invasion of South Korea.
* [[UsefulNotes/ColdWar The Cold War]]
* CoolPlane: The Russians grant North Korea access to the [=MiG=]-29 "Fulcrum". The American F-16 "Fighting Falcon" jet and MH-53 "Pave Low" helicopter.
* DirtyCommunists: The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] with the People’s Republic of China, which is beginning to embrace market reforms.
* FourStarBadass: General [=McLaren=].
* TitleDrop: The North Korean operation to conquer the south is named “Red Phoenix”.
* WeHaveReserves: North Korean forces often use their superiority in manpower this way.

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