Obama to mark 60th anniversary of Korean War truce

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President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

President Barack Obama speaks to reporters in the Brady Press Briefing room of the White House in Washington on July 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, file)

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday will commemorate the 60th anniversary of the suspension of the 1950-1953 Korean War.

The White House says Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will join Obama for a ceremony at the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall.

Fighting was halted in July 1953 after the signing of an armistice, but the Korean Peninsula officially remains at war because no peace treaty was ever signed. The peninsula is divided between communist North Korea and democratic South Korea.

At least 2.5 million people were killed in the conflict.

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