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A new military monument commemorates Great Britain's participation in the Korean War.

Old Allies

16 December 2014 - 4:21pm

LONDON -- “With gratitude for the sacrifices made by the British Armed Forces in defence of freedom and democracy in the Republic of Korea.”

With this simple inscription, a new military monument, just unveiled in London, recalls the shared British/Korean fortitude during the Cold War. Sixty-one years since an armistice halted – but never formally ended – the Korean War (1950-53), this ruinous conflict is being freshly remembered in stone and bronze in the British capital.

On Dec. 6, an impressive new war memorial was dedicated in Victoria Embankment Gardens, a prime...

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The Korean Airlines Boeing 747 passenger plane on a Hawaiian airport runway in 1982.

Past Tragedy

11 September 2013 - 4:36pm

It was the depths of the Cold War. Thirty years ago this month, 269 people aboard Korean Airlines Flight 007 died in the sub-zero skies over North Asia. On 1 September 1983 a Soviet fighter shot the airliner down after it entered Soviet airspace over Sakhalin Island.

The world reacted with outrage. National mourning swept South Korea. On board KAL 007 were a majority of South Koreans, 61 Americans - including US Congressman Rep. Lawrence McDonald - and 28 Japanese citizens. In response, President Ronald Reagan called it “an act of barbarism.”  

But the truth which later...

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