In an incident known as the "Axe Murder Incident" or the "Hatchet Incident", a United Nations Command workforce trimming a tree at the North-South Korean border in August 1976 was attacked and killed by North Korean soldiers.
The US Response: Operation Paul Bunyan, where overwhelming force was sent in to cut down the tree.
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