in this issue:
Bridges at Panmunjom
– Lt. Col. Sean Morrow
The former commander of the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area in Korea’s DMZ reflects on the past and present at “the world’s loneliest outpost.”
– Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Kim Il Sung created a powerful fiction to gain power. His family has used it to stay there.
– Soojin Park
Challenges inside and outside South Korea make unification an increasingly vexing question.
– Abraham Denmark and Lucas Myers
China’s view of the Korean War has not changed much since 1953. What ripples does this cause in Asia and across the globe?
– Charles J. Hanley
Ghost Flames tells the story of the Korean War through indelible vignettes from participants.
Korean War: Myths and Misconceptions
– Samuel F. Wells, Jr., Robert S. Litwak, Donggil Kim, and Youngjun Kim
Scholars assess what we still get wrong about the so-called “Forgotten War.”
Korean War: Open Questions
– Gregg Brazinsky, Chen Jian, Sheila Miyoshi Jager, Jiyul Kim, and Michael Devine
Historians examine what we still need to know about the so-called “Forgotten War.”
“May We Unfold the Radiant Fatherland!”
– Yee Rem Kim
How lost writings of North Korean soldiers challenge long-held notions of the war.
– John Strausbaugh
Hollywood didn’t dream up the Korean War’s most vivid U.S. cultural landmark. An irascible conservative doctor did.