Friday, June 25, 2010
Korean War Turns 60
America's Other 'Longest War' Still Technically Going On
Still holding the prospect of masssive conflict killing enormous numbers of people on the embattled peninsula, the Korean War turns 60 years old today, and while there has been a ceasefire in place for decades there is still no end to the conflict in sight.
But it all started on June 25, 1950 when North Korean troops marched into South Korea. President Truman ordered the US into the war just two days later, and over three years of bloody conflict which left millions dead was the result.
Sixty years later the United States is still involved in this war, with tens of thousands of American troops committed along the disputed border just waiting for the moment when this ceasefire comes to an end.