US to Investigate Reported Massacre of Civilians in Korean War

After brushing aside a report of a US Army massacre of civilians in the Korean War, Defense Secretary William S. Cohen called yesterday for an inquiry into whether US troops had machine-gunned hundreds of people over three days in 1950... Maurice Isserman, a history professor at Hamilton College in Clinton N.Y., said other reports of U.S. troops killing Korean civilians had surfaced, "but it was so easily dismissed as Communist-inspired stories. So I'm not surprised that this other account of a massacre should take so long to emerge." Isserman doubted there would be much public outcry over the report because it's "so far in the past and the Korean War has just disappeared for most Americans."
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