North Korean leader Kim Jong-un leads a memorial ceremony at the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang on July 27, the 64th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS

Was Ho Chi Minh the reason why the Vietnam War is history, but the wounds of Korea still fester?

John Barry Kotch says what sets apart the Korean War from the later conflict in Vietnam is the lack of a unified political elite amid the Soviet-US divide, especially the absence of a clear national leader like Ho Chi Minh

Topic |   Legacy of war in Asia

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un leads a memorial ceremony at the Fatherland Liberation War Martyrs Cemetery in Pyongyang on July 27, the 64th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement. Photo: AFP/KCNA via KNS
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