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On July 27, 1953 the U.S. signed an Armistice agreement to temporarily halt the fighting that claimed 4 million lives and divided 10 million families. All foreign troops were to leave Korea and a permanent peace treaty negotiated. Yet,despite the wishes of the Korean people in both the South and North for peace and reconciliation, no peace treaty has been signed and war could erupt at any moment. The U.S., which authored the division of Korea, still has 28,500 troops in South Korea, and holds the key to peace.
President Obama has declared that “When we fail to pursue peace, it stays beyond our grasp forever.” We have to hold him to a new vision for peace and hope in Korea.
Here’s what you can do: