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A satellite picture is worth a thousand words

There’s a popular photo on the Internet showing the Korean Peninsula at night. Below the 38th parallel, in South Korea, there is a bright constellation of lights, showing a thriving and peaceful society. Above the 38th parallel, in North Korea, there is near complete darkness, illustrating a society of oppression, labor camps, and starvation.

In his March 25 op-ed column “B-52s should remain strategy relics,” James Carroll writes that not only was our military intervention in Vietnam a mistake, but that “one of numerous deadly mistakes was the American intervention in Korea in the first place.”

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