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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A conflict that lasted from 1950 to 1953 between North Korea, aided by China, and South Korea, aided by United Nations forces consisting primarily of US troops.

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  • proper noun A war fought in the Korean Peninsula from 1950-1953.

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  • noun a war between North and South Korea; South Korea was aided by the United States and other members of the United Nations; 1950-1953

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  • This history of the Korean War “is yet another reminder of the danger that every decisionmaker faces: the arrogant refusal to consider that his or her assumptions may be fatally flawed,” remarks CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield.

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  • This history of the Korean War “is yet another reminder of the danger that every decisionmaker faces: the arrogant refusal to consider that his or her assumptions may be fatally flawed,” remarks CBS News senior political correspondent Jeff Greenfield.

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