Accession Number : ADA328078

Title :   1950-51 Korean War Kaesong Negotiations Ill Fated - Ill Managed or Deliberate Deceit.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Rollinson, Martin R.

PDF Url : ADA328078

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : This research paper shows how the Kaesong negotiations served as an extremely tragic template for the armistice negotiations. Both sides initially expected the peace talks to last for only three to six weeks. Tragically, while sporadic but costly fighting continued, a final settlement was not reached until more than sixty weeks later. Initial armistice talks started at Kaesong on 10 July 1951 and lasted only until 22 August 1951. Under suspicious circumstances the Chinese-Koreans and the United States negotiators suspended talks. Not until 27 July 1953 did the United States and the Chinese-North Koreans reach an agreement. This paper explores the reasons the negotiations failed.

Descriptors :   *KOREA, *NEGOTIATIONS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, MILITARY HISTORY, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, LEADERSHIP, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), FAILURE, WARTIME.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE