“Wipe Out All Life”: Postwar Liberalism and Mass Killing In Korea

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Undermining the potency of the legal concept of “genocide” is its inconsistent application depending on the perpetrator of violence. Examining U.S.-led aerial campaigns during the Korean War, Ju-Hyun Park describes how the post-World War II international political order allowed mass anti-communist violence in the Korean peninsula to go unpunished in the name of “military necessity.”