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Korean War

U.S. Special Operations Command Details Dismal U.S. Military Record

Nick Turse | Posted 09.27.2016 | Politics
Nick Turse

An American century of carnage and combat has yielded many lessons learned, but not, it seems, the most important one when it comes to military conflict.

August 15th in History: The Founding of South Korea

ADST | Posted 08.15.2016 | Politics

With the end of World War II in August 1945, there was still no consensus on Korea's fate among Allied leaders. Many Koreans on the peninsula wanted i...

Is Donald Trump The Real Manchurian Candidate--Or Neville Chamberlain? You Decide.

Carl Pope | Posted 08.04.2016 | Politics
Carl Pope

Trump typically acts for his own financial bottom line. So even though Manafort this week denied that Trump had any financial interests in Russia or Russian funders, we should remain skeptical until Trump releases his tax returns.

Extracting The United States From A Condition Of Permanent War

David Coates | Posted 08.01.2016 | Politics
David Coates

The scale and character of U.S. military action overseas didn't figure much in the Democratic Party's internal debate on the choice of a presidential candidate, but with that choice resolved it needs to figure now.

Hair-Trigger Alert

Robert Koehler | Posted 06.24.2016 | Politics
Robert Koehler

And the War on Terror, which I call the War To Promote Terror, is still going on 15 years later, with no end in sight. The funding for it is unquestioned and seemingly limitless. The point of it is also unquestioned, except at the social and political margins.

Astoria Characters: God's Handyman

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.14.2016 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As Henry Kimpel climbs the stone steps of Trinity Lutheran Church, an act he has done some 12,000 times since he joined the congregation nearly seven ...

Continuing the Legacy of Harlem Hellfighters

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 05.27.2016 | Black Voices
Rep. Charles Rangel

For many years, Black soldiers fought in segregated regiments. While they were fighting to defend America, America was not fighting to defend them. Our community should be proud to be home of the 369th Infantry division, an all-Black army unit from Harlem.

The Shocking Origins of Christmas Trees

Khanh Ho | Posted 12.21.2015 | Impact
Khanh Ho

Christmas Eve is almost upon us...and traditionally, this is when folks get their Christmas tree. If you do it right, you'll get it the night before,...

Korean Families Divided By War Reunite -- For A Brief Time

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Ahn Yoon-joon has waited more than 65 years for the moment when he’ll finally get to look his two sisters in the eye -- and tell them that he’s so...

Kim Jong Un Orders Troops To Prepare For Battle

Reuters | Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday declared his frontline troops in a "quasi-state of war" and ordered them to p...

The Investigation: J. M. Lee and The Lost Korean Poet

Steven Petite | Posted 08.13.2016 | Books
Steven Petite

Just as World War II ended in 1945, the Korean War began. It's lead up caused by the recent global war that divided Korea into North and South, and also from the rising tensions of what would become the largest mind game of a war in world history, the Cold War.

The Tennesseans to Premiere July 4

Ed Hooper | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Ed Hooper

The Tennesseans: A Volunteer Legacy will premiere July 4 and 5 on the state's public television stations. The hour-long film is the first to highlight the events, men and women that earned the state its nickname from the Revolutionary War Battle of Kings Mountain to the modern battlefields of today.

A War That Should Never Have Been Necessary, the Division of an Ancient People Against Their Will

Congressman Paul N. “Pete” McCloskey, Jr. | Posted 06.25.2016 | World
Congressman Paul N. “Pete” McCloskey, Jr.

America, having been responsible for approving the cruel Japanese occupation of Korea for forty years, and casually allowing the division of the country in 1945, should lead the way in working towards reconciliation no matter how daunting the task.

8 Photos For Remembering On Memorial Day

Geoff Livingston | Posted 05.25.2016 | Impact
Geoff Livingston

Memorial Day is upon us, the special day in the United States when we remember the people who died while serving in our country's armed forces. Here is a virtual tribute to those that made the ultimate sacrifice for the United States of America.

Thank You Hollywood for Making War Films

Shannon Wrzesinski | Posted 05.14.2016 | Politics
Shannon Wrzesinski

In honor of those who have served, or are serving now, we will all stand. We will remove our hats. Some will salute. Others will shed tears.

Mad Men: One Journey, One Redemption, One Ending

William Bradley | Posted 05.15.2015 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Don Draper has been shedding quite a few things this season. So it makes sense that he ends the penultimate episode in the epic novel for television that is Mad Men sitting alone on a bus stop in Oklahoma, heading west.

Celebrating Destruction

John Feffer | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
John Feffer

When the instruments of death fly above us, we still look up in admiration, not horror. As long as we celebrate destruction in this way, we will be doomed to repeat it.

Is It Food, or Is It Foodiness? Well, Are You Throwing Away 40 Percent of It?

Erica Wides | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Erica Wides

I'm not a sports fan. I just don't really get the whole organized, professional sports team thing, the fanaticism, caring who wins what, when, by how ...

The Unending Korean War: W.E.B Du Bois, Ko Un, and the Women's Peace Walk

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 06.15.2015 | World
John R. Eperjesi

The 2015 women's walk for peace hopes to reimagine the tense geopolitical situation in northeast Asia by staging a greeting for Korean women across the DMZ. Of course this is a movement without guarantees.

Why Gloria Steinem, Other Women and I Plan to March to the World's Most Fortified Border

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.08.2015 | World
Christine Ahn

As Gloria Steinem says of the DMZ, "there is no other strip of land more symbolic of long-term division." We hope to cross the DMZ to renew Korean people's hope that the DMZ can and must be crossed to reunify families and to begin to heal the divided peninsula.

The Last Ringmaster

Johnathan Lee Iverson | Posted 05.25.2015 | Entertainment
Johnathan Lee Iverson

As both a ringmaster and a man, it is all at once awe-inspiring and humbling to look upon the enormity of a life such as Col. John Herriott's. A steep standard he has left, and it is well worth the ascent. In circus, we never say "goodbye," rather we say "see you down the road."

Stamps of Honor

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.13.2015 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

I have always admired and been impressed by the number, variety and appropriateness of postage stamps issued by the United States Postal Service in honor and in support of our military and veterans and I am somewhat regretful that this area of philately did not become my niche.

The Problem With The Interview Movie -- Forgetfulness

Dan Kovalik | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Dan Kovalik

What troubles me most about a movie such as The Interview is that, rather than spur debate about the U.S.'s role in the world, it actually shuts down and forecloses such discussion.

Remembering a War Within the Korean War

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 02.09.2015 | Books
John R. Eperjesi

Rather than simply be read as celebrations of individual freedom, these novels ought to be understood as critiques of a divided Korea.

Disney During World War II and Hope: Entertainer of the Century Showcase Two Hollywood Legends Who Did Everything They Could for the Troops

Jim Hill | Posted 01.11.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As a former servicemember, I have to admit that I'm always intrigued by how various entertainment entities observe Veterans Day.