Pat Buchanan, syndicated columnist, whose commentary often appears on this page, keeps writing off and on that President Ike Eisenhower ended the Korean War in July 1953. He did not end the war; Ike just happened to be president when the shooting stopped.
Anyone who was there the last year of the war (1950-53) will attest that the war was winding down when Ike became president. There still were bloody battles that were fought, even up to the final weeks of the war when the Chinese Communists waged a major offensive. But the end was in sight in early 1953.
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