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.

1984 in the DMZ:

A Russian defects at the DMZ, prompting a bloody shoot-out, and American planners react to a redeployment of the North Korean military. (More coming on this year).
“Since 1982 the North Koreans have been reorganizing their forces for greater mobility, and in 1984 a significant forward deployment of these forces began, greatly reducing our military warning and reaction time,” previously classified US State Department memo, 1/85 (see the memo below).

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