Koreas Mark War's 70th Anniversary

People on both sides of the heavily armed border between North and South Korea marked a solemn anniversary on Thursday.

The Korean War, which killed and injured millions, started 70 years ago on June 25, 1950. This is often called “The Forgotten War” — overshadowed by World War II — but close to 40,000 Americans also lost their lives in the conflict.

We speak to Samuel Wells, Cold War Fellow at the Wilson Center, about the Korean War, which ended in 1953 with an armistice but no peace treaty.

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