This Year in the DMZ War

Important incidents in the DMZ or affecting it. Send us your stories to add (below). Summaries from the Congressional Research Service. Additional research from the DMZ War.

1962 was a much more eventful year on the DMZ than commonly realized. There were several North Korean attacks on UN personnel and kidnapping attempts. See the declassified report on a North Korean kidnap team here. The 116th Military Armistice Commission meeting was filled with drama as the UN and North Koreans accused one another of violating the truce.

Here is the transcript of that tense meeting. Don’t miss the North Korean allegations about UN “gangs of pirates” intruding into its waters.

Distraught Villager Restrained Trying to Eat Heart from Dead NK Soldier Seven Members of this Man’s Family Killed by NK Team