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JSA: A Symbol of Inter-Korean Divide

JSA: A Symbol of Inter-Korean Divide

남북 분단의 상징, JSA

South and North Korean soldiers face each other at their closest distance across the military demarcation line.

South and North Korean soldiers face each other at their closest distance across the military demarcation line.

비무장지대 군사분계선을 사이에 두고, 남북한 병사들이 가장 가까이서 마주보고 있는 곳!

This is the only part the 250-kilometer border bisecting the peninsula that remains free of barbed wire fences.

This is the only part the 250-kilometer border bisecting the peninsula that remains free of barbed wire fences.

한반도를 가르는 250km의 기나긴 분단선 중 유일하게 철책이 걷힌 장소!

It is the Joint Security Area, or JSA, the last remaining legacy of the Cold War.

It is the Joint Security Area, or JSA, the last remaining legacy of the Cold War.

바로, 남북 분단의 상징이자 세계에서 마지막으로 남은 냉전의 현장, JSA다.

The JSA was established in 1953 to facilitate meetings of the Military Armistice Commission.

The JSA was established in 1953 to facilitate meetings of the Military Armistice Commission.

지난 1953년, 군사정전위원회 회의를 원만하게 운영하기 위해 설정된 JSA!

The 800 meter-wide enclave is jointly guarded by the United Nations Command and the North Korean People's Army.

The 800 meter-wide enclave is jointly guarded by the United Nations Command and the North Korean People's Army.

동서 800m, 남북 400m 크기로, 유엔사령부 경비대대와 북한군이 함께 관할하는 유일한 지역이다.

Initially, members of both sides were able to roam freely within the area.

Initially, members of both sides were able to roam freely within the area.

당초, 유엔사와 북한군 병사들이 자유로이 넘나들며 왕래했던 JSA...

However, following the killing of U.S. Army officers by North Korean soldiers in 1976, the movement has been restricted.

However, following the killing of U.S. Army officers by North Korean soldiers in 1976, the movement has been restricted.

1976년 북한군의 미군 살해사건이 일어난 뒤, 출입이 막히며 ‘공동경비’의 의미는 퇴색됐는데...

What was once considered a symbol of heightened military tensions has transformed into a place for inter-Korean cooperation and dialogue.

What was once considered a symbol of heightened military tensions has transformed into a place for inter-Korean cooperation and dialogue.

남·북한 군사 대치의 최접점으로 인식됐던 JSA는 대화와 협력의 장으로 새로이 자리잡았다.

It has served as a site for high-level inter-Korean talks and reunions of war-separated families.

It has served as a site for high-level inter-Korean talks and reunions of war-separated families.

남북 고위급 회담, 이산가족 상봉의 장소로 이용되며 남북한 교류와 접촉 창구 역할을 해온 것!

But in the aftermath of Pyongyang's recent provocations, all communication channels have been cut off between the two Koreas.

But in the aftermath of Pyongyang's recent provocations, all communication channels have been cut off between the two Koreas.

최근, 북한의 무력 도발로 남북 관계가 경색되면서 모든 대화 채널이 끊긴 상황!

The entire world is hoping the JSA will once again serve as a site of hope and dialogue that can help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.

The entire world is hoping the JSA will once again serve as a site of hope and dialogue that can help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.

JSA가 다시 한 번 한반도의 긴장을 녹이는 대화와 희망의 장소가 되길 세계인 모두가 바라고 있다.

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JSA: A Symbol of Inter-Korean Divide
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South and North Korean soldiers face each other at their closest distance across the military demarcation line.
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This is the only part the 250-kilometer border bisecting the peninsula that remains free of barbed wire fences.
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It is the Joint Security Area, or JSA, the last remaining legacy of the Cold War.
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The JSA was established in 1953 to facilitate meetings of the Military Armistice Commission.
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The 800 meter-wide enclave is jointly guarded by the United Nations Command and the North Korean People's Army.
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Initially, members of both sides were able to roam freely within the area.
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However, following the killing of U.S. Army officers by North Korean soldiers in 1976, the movement has been restricted.
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What was once considered a symbol of heightened military tensions has transformed into a place for inter-Korean cooperation and dialogue.
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It has served as a site for high-level inter-Korean talks and reunions of war-separated families.
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But in the aftermath of Pyongyang's recent provocations, all communication channels have been cut off between the two Koreas.
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The entire world is hoping the JSA will once again serve as a site of hope and dialogue that can help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
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