WRGB Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Obama marking 60th anniversary of Korean war truce

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is marking the 60th anniversary of the end of the Korean War.
 
Obama is delivering remarks Saturday at a commemorative ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.
 
The 1950-1953 Korean war pitted North Korean and Chinese troops against U.S.-led United Nations and South Korean forces. It ended on July 27, 1953 -- 60 years ago today -- with the signing of an armistice.
 
But a formal peace treaty was never signed, leaving the Korean Peninsula in a technical state of war and divided at the 38th parallel between its communist north and democratic south.
 
At least 2.5 million people were killed in the fighting.

AP-WF-07-27-13 0802GMT