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I removed the sentence " But there is new evidence that North Korean and Chinese POWs had been subjected to screenings where they were forced to declare that they were unwilling to return to their communist countries. " If someone can find a reference for this claim, it should be included in the pedia somewhere, although probably not in this article. -- Visviva 13:27, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Flag Pole[edit] <- something regarding what is mentioned there as Panmunjeom as the home of the largest flagpole should be mentioned.

It seems to actually be at Kijong-dong, but I'm no expert. --MyUsername 06:16, 5 October 2006 (UTC)

The flagpole is not inside the Joint Security Area (JSA), commonly referred to as Panmunjom. It is indee located at Propaganda Village Kijong-dong, on the North Korean side of the DMZ. wbfergus 16:03, 26 November 2006 (UTC)wbfergus

Joint Security Area confused with ?[edit]

"It should not be confused with the Joint Security Area (JSA) nearby" Does "it" refer to Panmunjeom or the building. I'm confused. Also one of the pictures refers to "Panmunjeom, Joint Security Area" which emplies to me that Panmunjeom is in the Joint Security Area. --Gbleem 12:19, 21 November 2006 (UTC)

I suggest merging this article with the article on the JSA. As Gbleem pointed out, Panmunjeom is acutally inside the Joint Security Area. Even within Korea itself, the terms "Panmunjeom" and "JSA" are often used interchangeably. Since Panmunjeom is part of the JSA, it should be moved to the respective article to avoid confusion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:24, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

Needs some data moved around[edit]

Since there is so much confusion about Panmunjom vs. the Joint Security Area, how about this only refers to the now defunct village, while most of the content on this page gets moved into the Joint Security Area page? --wbfergus 18:14, 27 November 2006 (UTC)

Okay, after looking at it for a couple days, I think the best course will be to move the "Incidents" portion over to the Joint security Area page. The incidents (and the pictures) are of the JSA itself, not the village of Panmunjom. Both pages though should make mention of the confusion (interchangability) of the names, with links to the other pages(s). I think this will help alleviate some of the misperceptions. --wbfergus wbfergus 13:52, 28 November 2006 (UTC)

It should not be confused with the Joint Security Area (JSA) nearby,[edit]

And then the article is full of pictures of the JSA, way to confuse people! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:06, 24 December 2011 (UTC)

Perhaps because there is not much to be said of the original Panmunjom village. As far as I know, today's JSA is located within administrative borders of Panmunjom (even if far from the village center), so it is correct to say that JSA is in Panmunjom, and there is not much of Panmunjom left besides JSA.--Azarien (talk) 14:26, 23 February 2012 (UTC)


This article has recently been moved (incorrectly out of the main space and into the Wikipedia-level space) and renamed Panmunjeom without any discussion, citing "Revised romanization is the correct spelling". I've moved this back to the previous title of Panmunjom, as this is the transliteration used by authoritative sources such as the UN (, the Swiss Armed Forces NNSC page ( and the BBC ( If any editors feel that Panmunjeom is more appropriate, please provide citations. CLW (talk) 14:15, 26 March 2015 (UTC)