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Battle of Inchon, September 15–19, 1950

Inchon

Editor: Michael Spilling and Consultant Editor: Chris McNab With the North Korean invasion halted, the US X Corps, led by MGen Edward M. Almond, had the task of planning an amphibious landing in the rear of the NKPA advance. Gen

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July 27, 1953: Korean War Armistice— Ceasefire Without Peace

Korean Armistice

By Callie Oettinger The Korean War armistice talks lasted over a year, with the signing taking place July, 27, 1953 at Panmunjom. One of the key problems during the negotiations? Many of the Communist prisoners didn’t want to return home

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One Korean War POW’s Story of Capture and Repatriation

Korean War Pows

By Lewis H. Carlson and Robert Coury Col. Bob Coury retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1974 after being one of the very few pilots to fly in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. He also flew the Berlin

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June 25, 1950: Korean War Began Here

crossing 38th parallel

By Callie Oettinger The War Began Here—June 25, 1950.                         CALLIE OETTINGER was Command Posts’ first managing editor. Her interest in military history, policy and fiction took root when

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Korea: Post-WWII Partition

8th parallel

By Jongsoo James Lee 1392 The Founding of Choson Dynasty (1392–1910). 1910 Korea annexed by Japan. 1941 (December) Japan attacks Pearl Harbor. 1943 (November) At the Cairo Conference, the United States, Britain, and China declare future Korean independence “in due course”; at

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