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Winning A War Against North Korea Would Come At 'Great Cost': Here's What It Might Look Like

Winning A War Against North Korea Would Come At 'Great Cost': Here's What It Might Look Like

By Jamie McIntyre, Washington Examiner

A war, he says, would be "more serious in terms of human suffering than anything we've seen since 1953," the year the Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty.

In testimony before Congress last month, the veteran Marine commander and respected scholar of military strategy predicted victory for the U.S. and its South Korea and Japanese allies, but said, "It would be a war that, fundamentally, we don't want" and would win only at "great cost."

When fighting ended in the last war on July 27, 1953, almost 3 million people, military and civilian, had died on all sides, including 36,574 U.S. troops.

This time could be almost as bad, military experts say.

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