posted on Dec, 20 2010 @ 11:16 AM
So naive to assume that we averted another war. The war began on 25 June 1950 and an armistice was signed on 27 July 1953. For over fifty years, the
two countries never officially declared the war won, or lost. What we have is a cease-fire scenarior for half a century. The South Korean troops have
been under US command since the early days following WWII. Prior to that Korea (as a whole was ruled by the Japanese. The 1945 peace terms with Japan
dictated that the US would garrison all but a few cdountries that had been under Japanese rule. When the North invaded the south with the help of
China and Russia, Korean troops were under US Command and remain so following the armistice. Originally after WWII, the US was to pull out of former
Japanese held lands by 1975 but since the Korean War never came to a finish (the UN does not have a peace treaty) US & ROK troops stand watch on the
DMZ. There are 28,500 US troops represented by all four branches under the command of a four star US Army general.
What we have here, is a failure to communicate.