America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam

  title={America's Korea, Korea's Vietnam},
  author={Charles K. Armstrong},
  journal={Critical Asian Studies},
  pages={527 - 540}
  • Charles K. Armstrong
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Critical Asian Studies
  • Atrocities committed by American soldiers against Vietnamese civilians during the Vietnam War have once again become an issue of public debate in the United States, yet similar actions by South Korean troops fighting America's war in Vietnam remain virtually unknown in the West. The Republic of Korea (ROK) dispatched more than 300,000 combat troops to Vietnam between 1965 and 1973, but after decades of enforced silence by successive authoritarian governments, Koreans have only recently begun to… CONTINUE READING
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