60th Anniversary of Korean War Truce

By: AP/CBS
By: AP/CBS

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.

President Obama is delivering remarks Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

The 1950-1953 Korean war pitted North Korean and Chinese troops against U.S.-led United Nations and South Korean forces. It ended on July 27, 1953 -- 60 years ago today -- with the signing of an armistice.

But a formal peace treaty was never signed, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war and divided at the 38th parallel between its communist north and democratic south.

At least 2.5 million people were killed in the fighting, including nearly 37,000 Americans.


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