The Atlantic Magazine reminds us with an insightful article that this Saturday 27 July 2013 marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice (technically only a truce, not an end to the war) that ended active combat between the US and South Korea, and adversaries North Korea and the Soviet Union.
Nearly 2 million Americans were involved in the Korean War, with more than 40,000 US casualties and missing-in-action. Of course, many hundreds of thousands of Korean military personnel and civilians were casualties of the conflict, along with Soviet and Chinese combatants.
The Atlantic article comments on ‘lessons learned’ from the conflict, among them:
The wars of the last 63 years, ranging from Korea to Vietnam to Afghanistan to