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Sixty Years After Korea

The Korean War often gets lost in the commemorative gap between World War II and Vietnam, but it was the first major conflict of the Jet Age, and has plenty of lore of its own. The war began 60 years ago this month, when North Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel to invade South Korea. Here's a...

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Maintaining F-86 Sabre jets in Korea, circa 1952-1954. (Photo by Richard Rash, SI 97-1357)

The Korean War often gets lost in the commemorative gap between World War II and Vietnam, but it was the first major conflict of the Jet Age, and has plenty of lore of its own. The war began 60 years ago this month, when North Korean forces crossed the 38th Parallel to invade South Korea.

Here's a selection of Korean War readings from our June/July 2000 issue, which marked the 50th anniversary of the conflict.

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