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A Substitute for Victory: The Politics of Peacemaking at the Korean Armistice Talks (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
After more than two years of bitter negotiations during which combatants & civilians continued to suffer casualties, the Korean armistice was concluded in July 1953. Focusing on the Americans formulation of negotiating positions & on their attempts to coordinate political goals with military tactics, Rosemary Foot here charts the tortuous path to peace & offers ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 8th 1990 by Cornell University Press
(first published 1990)
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A clear, solid and well-researched history of the Korean armistice negotiations, which dragged on for two years, consisted of no less than 575 meetings, and took place amidst fighting that resulted in almost half of America’s wartime casualties, with huge losses on the South Korean and communist sides as well. Foot focuses on the question of why the talks took so long to reach a conclusion. To answer this, Foot looks at America’s relations with its allies, America’s domestic political situation, ...more