Talk:Korean War

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Confusing and not neutral[edit]

US Army divisions are not clearly labelled as such, as opposed to Korean ones which are always preceded with KPA and Chinese ones which are always preceded PVA. This not only puts the neutrality of the article in question, but is also confusing to the reader. 202.166.68.240 (talk) 10:12, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Missing Section[edit]

Hello all. This sentence: "The right-wing Representative Democratic Council, led by nationalist Syngman Rhee, opposing...." concerns events between 1946 and 1948, but there is a big gap in the narrative here. There needs to be more explanation (1946-1948) of exactly why the peaceful elections were never held, that is, how the polarization process took place. Gunnermanz (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 04:32, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

I don't think there really was a polarising process. Fundamentally, there was a lack of agreement from the beginning: Koreans did not want a trusteeship, the USSR did not want a hostile neighbour, and the USA did not want a Communist takeover.--Jack Upland (talk) 04:20, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

I am glad you clean this communist filth up[edit]

the meat grinder is missing — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2605:6000:8241:5600:2DF2:5D93:1172:FFF5 (talk) 06:32, 12 July 2014 (UTC)

POV in the war crimes section[edit]

It appears to me that the war crimes section is considerably biased toward the Americans/South Koreans, when considering the statistics of civilians killed and POW's in the war. Considerably more North Korean civilians were killed/wounded and considerably more Chinese and North Koreans were held as POW's. Despite this, the section makes no mention of Chinese/North Korean POW's. The images shown are also uneven in their representation, as several images are shown of dead bodies due to North Korean actions, but no images of equal brutality are shown for atrocities committed by the South Koreans/Americans.


24.62.40.155 (talk) 00:20, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

If you can find reliable sources for UN war crimes put them inMztourist (talk) 03:15, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Lead should at least mention war crimes[edit]

There is an RfC underway at Vietnam War: Should the lead state "War crimes were committed by both sides"? Please comment there. Alsee (talk) 17:56, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Combat units in infobox[edit]

Previously the infobox had a listing of countries that supplied "Combat support". This has been changed to "Combat units". In military jargon (US at least), "combat support" is a term of art that describes military police, aviation units, military intelligence, etc. ("Combat service support" units include Finance Corps, Medical Corps, type units.) The term "combat units" is needed because the supporting countries provided combat units, not combat support units. – S. Rich (talk) 02:42, 28 October 2014 (UTC)