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Korean War

Astoria Characters: The Other Mayor

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

More colorful than his scorching-orange Hawaiian shirt and 84 times as big as life, Carrado wears the title like a crown. But he's not big on protocol. He still answers to Frank.

61 Years After Armistice: Korea's Gratitude, Pride, and Hope for the Future

Ahn Ho-young | Posted 08.04.2014 | World
Ahn Ho-young

President Obama recently designated July 27 as "Korean War Veteran's Armistice Day." In the days since, I have found myself reflecting on the meaning of the Armistice and on the effect it has had on my country in the intervening 60 years. Three key words emerge in my reflection.

Coming Full Circle: Heading To Korea To Entertain The Troops

Carole Montgomery | Posted 10.02.2014 | Fifty
Carole Montgomery

I leave to go to South Korea in a few days. Not on vacation, I'm going for my 11th tour entertaining the troops with Armed Forces Entertainment. I had been approached many times by them to go on tour but chose to wait till my son was 18. That was four years ago. I didn't want to stop mothering so I decided to mother the US military.

Losing a Hero: Remembering James Garner

Shad Meshad | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Shad Meshad

You probably knew him as Maverick or Rockford. He was an icon in film and television. At the National Veterans Foundation we knew him as a supporter who was there for veterans over and over. James Garner served as an honorary board member of the NVF for many years.

Right You Are... the Past Is Prologue

Warren Adler | Posted 09.27.2014 | Media
Warren Adler

To my mind, Jimmy Cannon was the greatest sports writer who ever lived. I read his columns in the New York Post avidly and religiously. When he wasn't writing about sports, he was musing, offering his personal, mostly one- or two-liner opinions, about anything that hit his off-the-charts observant eye. Most had little to do with sports.

Open Letter To The Korean President: 61 Years After Armistice, Democracy Is More Vital Than Ever

Dennis J. Kucinich | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Dennis J. Kucinich

It is my hope that the 33,686 US soldiers who gave their lives in Korea, together with another 8,176 US soldiers who were missing in action, did not make the ultimate sacrifice in defense of your freedom to enable freedom's destruction under your government.

Astoria Characters: The Cookie Crooner

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The tiny two-counter store is as unassuming as its owner. The name -- Astoria Bakery -- is plain vanilla; a more pretentious man would have called it Jack's.

Former Korean 'Comfort Women' Allegedly Sex Trafficked For U.S. Troops Sue Own Government

Reuters | Posted 09.11.2014 | Impact

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The Disappointing U.S. Statement On Anti-Personnel Land Mines

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 09.08.2014 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

It is past time for the United States to agree to a ban on the use of these indiscriminate weapons and to accede to the Ottawa Convention. The U.S. statement does not advance that outcome.

Celebrating the 61st Anniversary of the Korean War

Jay Weston | Posted 09.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

President Obama did pay tribute to them a year ago on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice, but we want to take this opportunity on the upcoming 61st anniversary in July of the 'cease-fire' to recall them once again.

Living With the Bomb, Pyongyang Style

Thomas H. Lee | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Thomas H. Lee

The Korean War started 64 years ago today on June 25, 1950. The time has come for the United States and the rest of the world to accept that North Korea has, or will soon have, nuclear weapons

My Daddy Wears a Uniform

BJ Gallagher | Posted 08.13.2014 | Fifty
BJ Gallagher

My daddy wears a uniform./I think he's very brave./ He goes to work each day/ to keep all the people safe.

Memorial Day Reminder of the Foolishness of War: 150 Years Ago Was Another Blood-Drenched Summer in the Civil War

Doug Bandow | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Doug Bandow

Memorial Day offers an annual remembrance of courage and sacrifice as well as the all-too-frequent foolish and counterproductive effusion of American blood. Most of the conflicts in which so many Americans died were fool's errands, wars which the U.S. should never have fought.

Tremendous Sacrifices to Build a Better Future

Catherine Nagle | Posted 07.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Catherine Nagle

Our father was a commercial artist and designer who also worked with home improvement design. He taught art and interior design classes in the Phil...

The Limits of Military Power

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 07.12.2014 | World
Lawrence Wittner

Perhaps military enthusiasts in the United States and other nations should consider whether military power is a reliable source of influence in world affairs. After all, just because you possess a hammer doesn't mean that every problem you face is a nail.

From Pork Chop Hill to the Front Line: Peace As a Korean Human Right

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
John R. Eperjesi

In order to move toward the realization of peace as a human right on the Korean peninsula as a whole, President Obama, winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, needs to acknowledge that the policy of "strategic patience" has not worked.

Breathless in North Korea

Christine Ahn | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Christine Ahn

While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.

If You Want to Cut Military Costs, End Military Discrimination

Carlos Harrison | Posted 05.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Carlos Harrison

The Department of Defense recognizes that it has a Hispanic retention problem. As any business operator knows, that's expensive. Losing a trained employee means they have to start over teaching a new one.

The National Debt

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 04.24.2014 | Politics
William B. Bradshaw

Democrats and Republicans are blitzing us with propaganda about the national debt. My purpose here is not to side with either political party, but to add understating to the subject.

Veterans Groups Look To Replenish Ranks

The Santa Fe New Mexican | Robert Nott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

As a veteran of the Gulf War some 20 years back, Rosemary Morales-Vargas said she didn't think she initially fit in at the Veterans of Foreign Wars po...

When Will They Ever Learn? The American People and Support for War

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Lawrence Wittner

Of all America's wars over the past century, only World War II has retained mass public approval. In almost all cases, Americans turned against wars they once supported. How should one explain this pattern of disillusionment?

In Defense of Shinto Abe

Peter Navarro | Posted 03.04.2014 | Business
Peter Navarro

If China wants a remilitarized, nuclear-capable, and reinvigorated samurai Japan on its flanks, it should keep doing exactly what it is doing.

Korean War Pilot Who Landed Blind Dies At 83

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kenneth Schechter, a Korean War pilot who landed his plane while blinded from a wound, has died. He was 83. Schechter died on De...

Visiting North Korea and Vietnam: A Tale of Two Wars

Larissa and Michael Milne | Posted 02.15.2014 | Travel
Larissa and Michael Milne

Their ages ranged from 6 to 76, and were representative of the people killed 45 years ago. A teenaged girl who spoke English approached me and asked where I was from. Considering where I was standing I hesitated and said, "America."

China's Dangerous Air and Sea Show: Outcome, Options

William Bradley | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

Nearly a week has come and gone since Vice President Joe Biden's big Asia-Pacific tour in the immediate wake of China declaring an air defense zone across the East China Sea. It proved to be a consequential trip, one swiftly followed on by Secretary of State John Kerry visiting Vietnam.