Tuesday, June 17, 2008

USA at the DMZ

Most of the team is going to the DMZ tomorrow morning for a tour and lunch with U.S. troops. The team went in 2006 during the Peace Queen Cup and it was certainly an educational, enlightening and somewhat sobering experience, not to mention that the U.S. Military were more than gracious hosts. The Korean Demilitarized Zone is a strip of land running across the Korean Peninsula that serves as a buffer zone between North and South Korea. The DMZ cuts the Korean Peninsula roughly in half, crossing the 38th parallel on an angle, with the west end of the DMZ lying south of the parallel and the east end lying north of it. It is 155 miles long and approximately 2.5 miles wide, and is the most heavily armed border in the world. For more info on the history of the DMZ, click here.

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