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  • Japan raises concern over U.S. Sec of State Rex Tillerson’s comment on "Comfort Women"

    01/30/2018 2:24:34 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 57 replies
    Japan Times ^ | Jan 28, 2018
    Japan has conveyed its concern to the U.S. government that a statement made by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson could contradict an agreement with South Korea over the “comfort women,” sources close to the matter said. “It’s one that only they can resolve,” Tillerson told reporters this month after a 20-nation ministerial meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. “And we know that there’s more that needs to be done,” he said, referring to the issue of the Korean girls and women who were forced into Japan’s military brothels before and during the war. Tokyo has told Washington that Tillerson’s words could...
  • North Korea: How Kim Jong Un's Family Was Picked by Russia To Lead and Threaten America

    01/22/2018 9:50:36 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 16 replies
    Born in 1912, Kim Il Sung went to the Soviet Far East in the 1930s to train with Stalin's military during the war against Japan, which had occupied the Korean peninsula since 1910. The North makes much of Kim, the heroic soldier. But whether he actually fought against the Japanese is a matter of debate. What's clear is that Stalin believed Kim was trustworthy, and after the Soviet invasion of the peninsula in 1945, installed him as the Communist leader in the North. A virtual unknown in his country, he seized power with considerable help from the Soviet Union and...
  • Worst Battle Ever For US Troops? Marine Corp. Trapped? God Bless Those Who Fought At Chosin.

    12/23/2017 8:12:31 PM PST · by Djl3668 · 34 replies
    PBS ^ | 2016 | PBS
    “The Battle of Chosin INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS. UNFORGIVING CONDITIONS. UNYIELDING COURAGE. Film Description On Thanksgiving Day 1950, American-led United Nations troops were on the march in North Korea. U.S. Marine and Air Force pilots distributed holiday meals, even to those on the front lines. Hopes were high that everyone would be home by Christmas. But soon after that peaceful celebration, American military leaders, including General Douglas MacArthur, were caught off guard by the entrance of the People's Republic of China, led by Mao Zedong, into the five-month-old Korean War. Twelve thousand men of the First Marine Division, along with a few...
  • US: Sinking of SKorean warship not terrorism

    06/28/2010 11:12:23 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 95 replies · 3+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/28/10 | Matthew Lee - ap
    WASHINGTON – The Obama administration is saying that the sinking of a South Korean warship blamed on North Korea was not terrorism, and not enough by itself to put the Pyongyang back on a U.S. terror blacklist. The State Department said Monday that the March sinking of the frigate Cheonan was a "provocative action" and a violation of the truce that ended the Korean war. But it added that the sinking by a reported North Korean torpedo strike was the act of one state's military against another.
  • Why Do North Koreans Hate Us? One Reason — They Remember the Korean War.

    10/23/2017 8:36:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    The Intercept ^ | 10/23/2017 | Mehdi Hasan
    It’s a question that has bewildered Americans again and again in the wake of 9/11, in reference to the Arab and Muslim worlds. These days, however, it’s a question increasingly asked about the reclusive North Koreans.Let’s be clear: There is no doubt that the citizens of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea both fear and loathe the United States. Paranoia, resentment, and a crude anti-Americanism have been nurtured inside the Hermit Kingdom for decades. Children are taught to hate Americans in school while adults mark a “Struggle Against U.S. Imperialism Month” every year (it’s in June, in case you were...
  • Korean War Veteran’s ‘Final Mission’ Is to Find POWs he Helped Free

    05/03/2017 2:05:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    KFOR ^ | 5/3
    Sgt. Charles Layton was 6,000 miles from home and 21-years-old when he became a prisoner of war. In the early 1950s, he spent four months in captivity in the bitter cold, suffering daily beatings. “The pain was so intense,” said Layton. “I couldn’t speak for several days. I wish I could rip it from my memory, out of my head. Even with shoes on, I can still feel the pain." The memories, now 65 years old, haunt him still. “I knew I had to do it for us to escape. I had no alternative but to kill the guards," he...
  • Last seen punching with one hand & his trench knife in the other.

    03/07/2017 8:20:29 AM PST · by ZULU · 12 replies
    War History on line ^ | October 22, 2015 | Jeff Edwards
    The first couple of years of the Korean War can easily be described as a seesaw strategic battle for control of the peninsula. However, the same was very much true at the tactical level where control for every field, hill, and ridge would often see a back and forth game of attack and counter-attack. Often changing hands multiple times in one evening, these strategic points became the center of intense fighting. For Herbert K. Pililaau, this would result in him being the last man standing on hill 931 of Heartbreak Ridge as he covered the retreat for the rest of...
  • 65 Years After Death, Body of Korean War Veteran Returns Home to San Diego

    01/07/2017 1:18:34 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | 1/7 | Steven Luke
    The long overdue homecoming on Jan. 8 of the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith – who died 65 years ago -- brought the tarmac at the San Diego International Airport to a brief standstill while people paid their respectsMore than six decades after his death, a U.S. military veteran who served in the Korean War finally made his way home to San Diego. On Saturday, the body of U.S. Army Major Jack Griffith arrived at Lindbergh Field in a coffin draped with the American Flag. A military funeral honors team helped move the coffin from the plane. The...
  • "MASH” actor William Christopher dead at 84

    12/31/2016 6:21:15 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 82 replies
    CBS ^ | December 31,2016
    LOS ANGELES -- William Christopher, the actor best known for playing Fr. Francis Mulcahy on the smash sitcom “MASH,” has died, CBS Los Angeles reports. He was 84. Christopher’s son confirmed his death to CBS Los Angeles.
  • Teenager Kills Veteran by lighting him on fire.

    11/21/2016 8:00:47 PM PST · by WhatNot · 71 replies ^ | 8/18/2016 | Carol Robinson
    A teen neighbor of an elderly Korean War veteran found burned to death in the back yard of his North Birmingham home is now charged in the brutal slaying.
  • MILITARY ALL SOULS DAY [Catholic Caucus]

    11/04/2016 11:17:38 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Church Militant ^ | November 3, 2016 | Max Douglas
    An All Souls Day Traditional Latin Mass was celebrated Wednesday on the Fort Hood Military base. The Mass was offered on the hood of a military humvee, the traditional way Mass is offered during time of battle. With some 60 people in attendance, the Mass was especially offered up for the fallen 1st Cavalry Division soldiers who died in the Battle of Unsanin during the Korean War on November 2, 1950. The Mass was held on the grounds of the 1st Cavalry Division Museum and was also in honor of Fr. Emile Kapaun, 1st Cavalry Division chaplain and Medal of...
  • [N. Korea] The Enduring Beijing-Pyongyang Axis

    09/19/2016 8:39:09 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    WSJ ^ | Sept. 19, 2016 | David Feith
    The Enduring Beijing-Pyongyang Axis Ideology drives much of China’s support for North Korea. By David Feith Sept. 19, 2016 7:34 p.m. ET 14 COMMENTS The 5.1-magnitude explosion at North Korea’s Punggye-ri nuclear testing site this month didn’t shake China’s loyalty to the Kim regime in Pyongyang. While U.S. and South Korean leaders increasingly call for crippling sanctions intended to make Kim Jong Un choose between his regime’s survival and its nuclear program, China may not support even an incremental tightening of sanctions at the United Nations. As experts around the world typically tell it, China protects its despotic and often...
  • June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea (Korean War)

    06/25/2016 7:00:19 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 31 replies
    Community Digital News ^ | Jun 25, 2016 | Dennis Jamison
    June 25, 1950: When North Korea invaded South Korea by Dennis Jamison - Jun 25, 2016 Not so much a conflict as a global War, Korea had the United Nation allies fighting the Soviet Union, North Korea (D.P.R.K.), and People’s Republic of China (P.R.C.) all for control of South Korea. SAN JOSE, Calif., June 24, 2016 — To many Americans under the age of 50, the Korean War (previously known as the “Korean Conflict” in politically sanitized language) may not be viewed as a major military confrontation like the involvement of the United States in Vietnam. Nevertheless, this conflict was...
  • Korean War Hero Tells 'Top Secret' Story 63 Years Later

    05/02/2016 2:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 50 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Matt Rascon and Brie Stimson May 1, 2016
    Williams single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters, a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until recentlyRetired U.S. Navy Cpt. E. Royce Williams will never forget November 18, 1952. “Here came four of them from the front side all firing and the others were coming around from the other side…We came in head on,” Williams remembered. “I saw bullets go over me and under me then over me… So the fight went on and on and on.” Williams, who fought in the Korean War, single-handedly shot down four Russian fighters – a record-breaking feat never recognized or even known until...
  • 'It's a Day I Always Hoped For': Missing Korean War Veteran Returns Home to Bay Area

    04/07/2016 9:49:02 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Wednesday, April 6, 2016 | Cheryl Hurd
    The San Francisco native's flag-draped casket was carried off a plane at San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday.Cpl. Robert Perry Graham was declared missing in action 65 years ago. The San Francisco native's flag-draped casket was carried off a plane at San Francisco International Airport late Wednesday. "It's something that my aunts, uncles and mother had always dreamed about," nephew James George said. "Having this closure." Closure the family thought would never happen. Graham, a 21-year-old member of the United States Army, was sent to fight in the Korean War and never returned. His family said the official report...
  • US, North Korea agreed to peace talks before latest nuclear test

    02/21/2016 6:43:36 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 2/21/16 | The Wall Street Journal
    Days before North Korea's latest nuclear-bomb test, the Obama administration secretly agreed to talks to try to formally end the Korean War, dropping a longstanding condition that Pyongyang first take steps to curtail its nuclear arsenal. Instead the U.S. called for North Korea's atomic-weapons program to be simply part of the talks. Pyongyang declined the counter-proposal, according to U.S. officials familiar with the events. Its nuclear test on Jan. 6 ended the diplomatic gambit.
  • The P-51 Mustang Made a Korean War Comeback

    02/15/2016 4:04:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 33 replies
    War is Boring ^ | February 14, 2016 | S.K. Au-Yeong
    The public mostly remembers the North American P-51 Mustang as the fighter plane that protected Allied bombers over Germany and Japan during World War II. Overshadowed by newer jet fighters by the time war broke out in Korea in 1950, the re-designated F-51’s relative technological backwardness became a qualified blessing for close air support and battlefield interdiction sorties against the Korean People’s Army. Warren Thompson’s new book F-51 Mustang Units of the Korean War focuses on the veteran fighter’s role in Korea, and also exposes the plane’s little-known history with Australia, South Africa and the Republic of Korea. North Korea’s...
  • The Korean War Episode 03 - A Christmas Miracle (the Hungnam Evacuation)

    12/25/2015 1:24:05 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 1 replies
    On the eve of Christmas, 1950, the world witnessed a miracle. The United Nations and Republic of Korea forces evacuated approximately 100,000 refugees while delaying their own badly needed retreat. In the midst of the chaos, SS Meredith Victory, a small freighter, carried 14,000 people to the safety of the southern coast. The three days of miraculous sail against the cold, hunger and fear. This is a story of the Korean War you did not know.
  • Ted Rubin, American Hero: RIP

    12/11/2015 8:39:59 AM PST · by Abakumov · 6 replies
    Radix News ^ | 12/10/2015 | James S Robbins
    When the White House called Corporal Tibor “Ted” Rubin to tell him he was to receive the Medal of Honor, he thought it was one of his friends playing a joke... Being awarded the Medal of Honor is another of a series of adventures in Ted Rubin’s remarkable life. He was born in Hungary in 1929, and at age 15 was sent to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria. His first day there an SS captain told the assembled, “None of you will get out of here alive.” Ted turned to the man next to him and said, “Nice fellow.” ......
  • WITH THE MARINES / CHOSIN TO HUNGNAM - USMC , Korean War , 1st Marine Division 81590

    12/10/2015 5:07:06 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 1951 | U.S. Naval Photographic Center
    "From Chosin to Hungnam" is an official US Navy film about the Korean War. Released in 1951, it tells the story of the 1st Marine Division during the desperate fighting in 1950. It follows these valiant Marines from Chosin Reservoir to Hungnam, and their eventual evacuation.