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    Museum Audio Tour 27: Modern Flight Gallery: Korean War Cease Fire

    Museum Audio Tour 27: Modern Flight Gallery: Korean War Cease Fire

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    Audio by NMUSAF PA 

    National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

    Peace negotiations began on July 10, 1951, in Kaesong, a city near the 38th parallel and now part of North Korea. For two years, negotiations stalled over the prisoner of war issue. Talks were deadlocked and troops faced a stalemate on the ground, but air power still gave the UN effective leverage. Air attacks made continuing the war too costly for the communists, and they signed an armistice on July 27, 1953. The end of combat created the famous Demilitarized Zone or “DMZ” as a buffer zone between the two Koreas. This zone has become the world’s most fortified international frontier, and has been the scene of several small-scale, but violent North Korean incursions over the years. The zone completely divides the peninsula. It is 4 kilometers wide, or 2 kilometers on either side of the border. While the armistice ended the fighting, there is still no peace treaty officially ending the war in Korea. Since 1953, U.S. forces have remained on guard in South Korea and Japan, ready to defend South Korea against aggression from the north.



    Date Taken: 12.31.1969
    Date Posted: 09.02.2015 12:09
    Category: Newscasts
    Audio ID: 41933
    Filename: 1509/DOD_102704219.mp3
    Length: 00:01:18
    Album Museum Audio Tour
    Track # 27
    Location: DAYTON, OH, US 

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