There are a couple of things you really should know about the Korean War.
- It was authorised by the United Nations (because the Ruskies were boycotting the Security Council over the non-inclusion of Red China); and
- It never ended, there’s merely been a ceasefire in place since 1953 – never a formal peice.
Now, international law is not my forte – so I am open to correction on this, but:
- New Zealand participated in United Nations operations pursuant to Resolution 84.
- China, the USSR, and a whole bunch of soon to be Warsaw Pact countries joined the Norks as beligerents.
Question: Is there an argument to be made that we are still legally at war with those beligerents that still exist?