Jul. 26, 2013
Saturday is the 60th anniversary of the July 27, 1953, armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War. The Associated Press plans the following coverage. An interactive also will be available:
PYONGYANG, North Korea — Decorated Korean War veteran Thomas Hudner is hoping to return to the remote North Korean mountains where his wingman's plane went down more than six decades ago during one of the harshest battles of the war. He hopes to find the remains of Jesse Brown — the Navy's first black aviator — and bring them home on the day that marks the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War. By Jean H. Lee. AP Photos, AP Video. Moved July 19.
SEOUL, South Korea — Hong Jong Soon still lives in the same house she and her husband shared as newlyweds six decades ago. Her has a last wish: to see the husband she's been separated from since the 1950-53 Korean War. The 88-year-old woman won't move for fear her husband might get lost if he returns home. Sixty years after the Korean War, millions of families are still separated — from spouses, children, parents. This month, an attempt to resume temporary reunions fizzled, leaving some in agony, wondering if they'll ever see their loved ones in the North again. By Hyung-jin Kim. AP Photos. AP Video. Moved Wednesday.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — If there was ever any doubt about what happened to the only U.S. Navy ship that is being held hostage by a foreign government, North Korea has cleared it up. It's in Pyongyang. And it looks like it's here to stay. With a fresh coat of paint and a new home along the Pothong River, the USS Pueblo, a spy ship seized off North Korea's east coast more than 40 years ago, is being unveiled this week as the centerpiece of a renovated war museum to commemorate what the North calls "Victory Day," the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice the ended hostilities on the Korean Peninsula in 1953. By Eric Talmadge. AP Photos. AP Video. Moved Thursday.
PANMUNJOM, North Korea — Some Americans call it the "Forgotten War," a 1950s conflict fought in a far-off country and so painful that even some of the survivors have tried to erase their memories of it. The North Koreans, however, have not forgotten. Sixty years after the end of the Korean War, the country is marking the milestone anniversary with a massive celebration. As both Koreas and the United States commemorate the end of the war Saturday, there is still no peace on the divided Korean Peninsula. By Jean H. Lee. AP Photos. Moved Friday.
WASHINGTON — Sixty years after it finished fighting in Korea, the U.S. is still struggling with two legacies that are reminders of the costs — in political, military and human terms — that war can impose on generations that follow. The first is the leading role that America still is committed to playing should the 1950-53 Korean War be re-ignited. The other is the seemingly endless challenge of accounting for thousands of U.S. servicemen still missing in action. The common thread binding these two reminders of the war is a lingering tension with the North that keeps the U.S. from closing a painful chapter of Cold War history. By Robert Burns. Moving later Friday.
PYONGYANG, North Korea — Goose-stepping soldiers, columns of tanks and a broad array of ominous-looking missiles are expected to be paraded through the streets of Pyongyang on Saturday in a painstakingly choreographed military pageant intended to strike fear into North Korea's adversaries and rally its people behind young ruler Kim Jong Un on the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. By Eric Talmadge. AP Photos. AP Video.