The The North Korean war never ended,
Over six decades later, we are no closer to a peaceful ending of the conflict.
1. The North Koreans captured an American general.
2. The Army built an impromptu special operations unit.
3. The Korean War combined old tactics and new ones on land, sea, and air.
4. The 38th parallel is a recurring theme before, during, and after the war.
5. The Korean War goes by many names.
6. CIA on NKA: Nothing to see here!
7. The American occupying force in Japan provided manpower for the Korean War.
8. The Korean War provided an early victory for a secret American signals intelligence agency.
9. The United States had dropped the Bomb only five years earlier, and was ready to do it again.
10. The Korean War never ended.
On July 27, 1953, American Lieutenant General William Harrison, Jr. and North Korean General Nam Il signed the Korean Armistice Agreement, ending “all acts of armed force” in Korea, until both sides were able to find a “final peaceful settlement.” The agreement was notably not a peace treaty, but rather, a ceasefire. Over 60 years later, it seems we are no closer to a peaceful ending of the conflict.
This article originally appeared in 2013