"Korean 'Conflict' Now Officially the Korean War"
"Although we have always referred to the conflict in Korea as the Korean War, officially it has been something less; a Police Action; a Conflict...not a war. To the men and women who served in Korea, and to the families of people lost in Korea, it was unmistakably a War.
The U.S. Congress has finally corrected the misnomer. The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (section 1067) includes a provision that changes references to the 'Korean Conflict' to references to the Korean War. The provision was sponsored by Senator Strom Thurman (R-SC), last year's chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, reportedly at the urging of Senator John Warner (R-VA), current chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee. Senator Warner is, himself, a Korean War veteran."
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The above is a good example of our backasswards world and the jerks in it.
The first reference/quote, above, has it phrased as though it had been changed from War to Conflict...
(Or am I the only one reading it thataway?)
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