- Donald Trump’s goal when he meets with North Korea’s ruler later this week is to “advance the cause of peace,” as he tweeted recently. If he declares an end to the Korean War, as his administration says he might, he will fulfill a decades-old North Korean objective—one the American national-security establishment has fiercely resisted.
- In this issue, The Masthead travels with the Korean War historian Bruce Cumings back to the end of the fighting, in 1953. Cumings revisited an Atlantic archival story: “Our Mistakes in Korea,” by S. L. A. Marshall.
- The audio of our interview is available on SoundCloud and in your members-only podcast feed. Here’s how to access it via your podcast player of choice.
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