Korean War Crimes

North Korean ladies protest American atrocities, DPRK textbook circa 1958 (collection of Adam Cathcart)
North Korean ladies protest American atrocities, DPRK textbook circa 1958 (collection of Adam Cathcart)

Part of any move to normalize relations with North Korea is going to necessarily entail putting to rest, or at least setting aside, the issue of war crimes and Korean War atrocities.

This article in the New York Times is a long-overdue assessment of the work of South Korea’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  Fortunately, the article includes a wealth of links.

I have also started a Korean War Crimes blog which is, naturally, nascent at the moment but which I will be updating periodically with the help of arduously striving students of war and reconciliation at Pacific Lutheran University and, perhaps, beyond.  Jeff Rud is a good example of one such student and I hope to include some of his evidence on the site, as well as to discuss various Korean War-related issues.

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