July 26, 2013
What it Was Like to Negotiate With North Koreans 60 Years Ago

For two hours and 11 minutes, North Korea’s lead negotiator, General Nam Il, stared at U.S. Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, chain-smoking and sitting silently.
In August 1951, a little over a month into cease-fire negotiations to end the Korean War, talks inched forward at an agonizing pace. Hatred hung in the air like the general’s cigarette smoke.
Read more. [Image: AP]

What it Was Like to Negotiate With North Koreans 60 Years Ago

For two hours and 11 minutes, North Korea’s lead negotiator, General Nam Il, stared at U.S. Vice Admiral C. Turner Joy, chain-smoking and sitting silently.

In August 1951, a little over a month into cease-fire negotiations to end the Korean War, talks inched forward at an agonizing pace. Hatred hung in the air like the general’s cigarette smoke.

Read more. [Image: AP]

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