January 18, 2021

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‘Nightmare Range’: Crime And (Not Much) Punishment In The DMZ

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Nightmare rangeNightmare Range: The Collected Sueno and Bascom Short Stories by Martin Limon reviewed in NPR

At the end of the Korean War — a long, bloody, and under-memorialized conflict that claimed millions of lives — no real treaty was ever signed. Although there was an armistice in 1953, the nations of North and South Korea remain, technically, still at war. The Demilitarized Zone along the 38th parallel is one of the tensest borders on earth, with thousands of men, tanks and artillery pieces pointed at each other over minefields and barbed wire fences, fingers on triggers 24 hours a day.

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