ARMY BACKS KOREA REPORT

By: Todd Shields

AP Report Won Pulitzer Prize


The Army last week admitted that U.S. soldiers killed or wounded
an “unconfirmed number” of Korean civilians at No Gun Ri in 1950,
and President Clinton expressed deep regret. The official
statements all but erase any cloud over The Associated Press’
Pulitzer Prize-winning report on the massacre.

The 1999 articles came under criticism after an important source
admitted he’d fabricated his account. AP Executive Editor Jon
Wolman said the Pentagon report “corroborates the central finding
of The Associated Press investigation – that during a
chaotic retreat early in the Korean War, American soldiers killed
a large number of refugees.”



Todd Shields (tshields@editorandpublisher.com) is the Washington editor for E&P.



Copyright 2001, Editor & Publisher.

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