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)

The NK claims that they were attacked by the South prior to launching their attack. This is not mentioned anywhere in the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.64.77.157 (talk) 15:21, 2 December 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)

India[edit]

India is listed as providing "medical support" to UN forces and "other support" to communist forces. What was India's role in the Korean War? Blaylockjam10 (talk) 11:47, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

Suggestion[edit]

In the lead, maybe link "armistice agreement" or "the armistice agreement" to Korean Armistice Agreement, and maybe link the second mention of "armistice" to armistice. --82.136.210.153 (talk) 09:31, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneS. Rich (talk) 17:23, 30 November 2014 (UTC)

War end date[edit]

Why is there an end date listed in the infobox? The war is still technically happening. Only a ceasefire was signed, not a peace treaty. CRRaysHead90 | #RaysUp 04:59, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

Lots of discussion on this editing issue has taken place over the years – take a look at the archives. (Basically the war ended because the Korean Armistice Agreement was signed. This ended the fighting and the war. While a peace treaty was not signed, the "hot war" has ended. Saying the war "technically" continues does not help us resolve the editing concerns. Thus, for Wikipedia editing concerns, the war did end.) – S. Rich (talk) 05:30, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
And this issue is only brought up in the context of bringing it up. No one says they fought in the Korean War if they were born in 1967. Most wars end with victory of one side, or some kind of deal to resolve the dispute. Since this dispute was about who ran Korea, it was impossible to achieve a deal short of total victory. The DPRK pushes for a treaty, but this is in the context of increasing its influence in the South, which is bitterly opposed by the ROK government (usually). A genuine peace treaty was probably impossible...--Jack Upland (talk) 17:45, 23 December 2014 (UTC)