From Afghanistan to the Korean DMZ to the Horn of Africa and back to our own shores and skies, the U.S. military’s combatant commands work to protect U.S. security interests around the world. In this issue, On Patrol highlights our nine unified combatant commands and aspects of their vast missions.
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Aug 5, 2013
Korea's Uneasy Truce Keeps U.S. Troops Alert at DMZ
The DMZ is 155 miles long and 2½ miles wide. Inside it, about 30 miles north of the South Korean capital, Seoul, is the Joint Security Area, where talks are traditionally held between United Nations Command and North Korean military officers.