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  1. Feb 2021
    1. As the first battleground of the Cold War, Korea was a laboratory for new military technologies, and strategies of counterinsurgency and regime installation crucial to the development of modern interventionist wars.
    2. Washington’s insistence that denuclearization be a precondition to further negotiations puts the D.P.R.K. in the position of accepting military vulnerability with no guarantee of successful talks.
    3. disarmament and permanent military occupation
    4. R.O.K.-D.P.R.K. Panmunjom Declaration and U.S.-D.P.R.K. Singapore Summit of 2018 represented significant progress
    5. Korean Armistice Agreement
    6. In the absence of a peace treaty, an unresolved state of war persists.
    7. incomplete conquest sustained by the U.S.’ geopolitical investment in the ongoing state of division, war, and occupation
    8. U.S. experience with napalm in Korea preceded and informed its use in the First and Second Indochina Wars, the Algerian Revolution, the First and Second Gulf Wars, and the U.S. War in Afghanistan.
    9. U.S. military frequently ordered soldiers to shoot internal refugees, leading to hundreds of massacres.
    10. By 1953, 5 million people were dead, more than half of them civilians
    11. resulting delays and shortfalls affecting U.N. health programs alone resulted in 3,968 deaths in 2018
    12. bans on items containing metal by the U.S. and U.N. have deprived the D.P.R.K.’s agricultural and medical sectors (along with all other sectors) of basic supplies and funds, and stymied efforts to deliver aid to the more than 15 million people living in poverty
    13. escalating sanctions regime critically refurbished by the Obama administration
    14. ongoing war
    15. R.O.K. police officers were deployed to the remote village of Soseong-ri to escort the delivery of replacement interception missiles for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, a U.S.-installed and U.S.-operated missile shield.
    16. ongoing militarization of the peninsula