He alternates between a focus on individual battles and individuals and a broad general picture of the war. It's still recommended by figures like Sen. McCain and Gen. Mattis.
Some things which struck me:
- the learning curves of the various militaries involved. The North Koreans, Chinese, South Koreans and US all came into the war with different backgrounds; the first three were able to learn from the experience while the US was handicapped by the rotation policy.
- the writer's surprise at the ability of Japan to rehabilitate American equipment, a reminder of how far Japan has come since my boyhood when they made cheap toys.
- serious omens for our experience in Vietnam.
- [updated: the author's prediction South Korea would forever be a basket case dependent on US, although that's more definitive than his actual words--a reminder of how limited our vision of the future can be]